Do I NEED to install Boot Camp 3 drivers?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by TheSilencer, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. TheSilencer macrumors regular

    May 27, 2007

    Just wondering...maybe weird.
    I installed Windows 7 on a Mac Pro 09 and now I´m not sure if I really need the Boot Camp 3 drivers or not. It´s just installed for games and 3D Software. I don´t have an USB iSight, obviously, and don´t need the media function keys of the keyboard nor I use the Mighty Mouse. Also I don´t need iDisk access HFS+ access or Bonjour and what so ever. I mostly run OSX anyway.

    So, would it work if I just install the Chipset drivers, Audio, Ethernet and graphics card drivers if I find them?
    Or do the Boot Camp drivers have special stuff which I absolutely need?

  2. Rodus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2008
    Midlands, UK
    I'd install the drivers for ethernet, sound etc, but always use the graphics card vendors drivers as they are light years ahead of Apples.
  3. TheSilencer thread starter macrumors regular

    May 27, 2007
    OK, thanks! I noticed Windows did recognize most hardware directly tho, only had to install the Realtek HD Audio driver and need to find correct SATA driver.

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