Can't install Bootcamp Driver :(

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Aniday, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Aniday macrumors regular

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    I'm running Windows 7 on VMware Fusion and for full compatibility I was told to install the drivers from my OS X install DVD. But I pop it in and try to run the bootcamp setup.exe and I get an error message saying I can't do that.

    Whaaaat do I do?

    And yes I already googled.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    If you are running only under Fusion you do not need to install the Boot Camp drivers that are on your OS X disc. You would only have to do that if you were using your Windows under both Boot Camp and VMWare Fusion.

    You do however need to install the VMWare Tools which are embedded in VMWare Fusion, but VMWare is good about leading you through that so you probably already have.

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  3. celticpride678

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    When running VMware Fusion, you do not need to install drivers from the Mac OS X Install DVD. However, you do need to install VMware Fusion Tools which comes with VMware Fusion.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    The bootcamp executable is an install routine to install device drivers so the Mac can run windows and you have access to the hardware. Since you're running in a virtualized environment you cannot nor do you need those device drivers because VMware is taking care of that.
     
  5. Windows7Guy macrumors newbie

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    Hello Aniday,

    Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/w7itpro/ . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to check the threads available there for additional assitance and support.


    Have you checked compatibility?
    Just an FYI for you.

    It is always best to check with the software manufacturer FIRST. They will tell you if they have tested the product and the version, as well as whether or not it will work with Windows 7.
    Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibility.)
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/default.aspx
    There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software".

    There are also some great articles, instructional videos and such to help with your Windows 7 at our Springboard site:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/default.aspx

    In any event a lot of the times, Vista drivers will work in lieu of Windows 7 drivers, however, it's not 100%!

    As stated previously, it's best to have the Windows 7 certified drivers installed.
    Thanks again,
    John M.
    Microsoft Windows Client Support
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    It takes you 3 months to robo-post something not so relevant to this thread? :eek:

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