Drivers for windows 7 64-bit?

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  1. Frits macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I just downloaded, burnt and installed the new windows 7 RC, x64, on my alu 24" iMac. Maybe I should have just taken the 32 bit version as it has only 2 gigs of ram, but I don't feel like wasting more time and another dvd on getting the 32 bit one. The problem is, everything went smoothly, partitioning, installing etc., but when I insert the OSX installer (1) dvd (10.5.4), it says that the 64bit version is not supported by boot camp. Apparently others have had this issue, but no one seems to care to write down there workaround anywhere. I read that using the vista 64 driver set works (also read it doesn't), so I downloaded it from the official Apple site. When I try to open it, it asks me if I want to allow the programme to make changes to my pc, I click yes, and nothing happens.

    For clarification: screen resolution is ok, but sound and some keyboard stuff doesn't work. Don't know about iSight or bleutooth, I'll have to test that.

    I'd appreciate it a lot if someone could give my a comprehensive answer as to what I should do to get working drivers for this.

    Thanks in advance,
    Frits
     
  2. Skyldig macrumors regular

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    I have the exact same problem.

    I know that bluetooth is running fine on the drivers included in Windows 7. The sound can be fixed:

    Just Open you OSX disc instead of running the .exe file, go to the following folder:
    X:/Boot camp/drivers

    Run the file called RealTekSetup.exe
    It will install the sound driver and configprogram.

    Under the "Apple" folder you'll find folder called "x64". In this you'll find a program called "AppleiSightInstaller". Might work for the web cam. The installwizard ran without problems, but I don't have any program to test the webcam.

    If anyone has a workaround for installing the keybord keys please write it here. It's the only thing that is currently bugging me.

    EDIT: Ohh... and new video drivers can be downloaded from nvidia.com (at least if you run the uMBP)
     
  3. Frits thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey, thanks so much for your reply.

    I don't think I need any video drivers (how can I see?), but the other stuff will really help me.

    Still, does anyone know about the vista 64bit drivers, pretty please..?

    Frits
     
  4. war eagle macrumors 6502a

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    I don't quite understand what your problem is. What's not working besides sound and the apple formatted keyboard?

    Windows 7 should install all the drivers you need on it's own. Especially if you have the latest Release Candidate. The wi-fi drivers are installed automatically and you should be able to connect to Windows Update.

    Atleast that's what I did with my MacBook Pro.
     
  5. Frits thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, it doesn't automatically install all those drivers, that's the problem. There is only one release candidate, and that's what I got. Wi-fi works, obviously, and so does windows update, but it doesn't give me the drivers for sound/keyboard and stuff, so that's my problem.
     
  6. Styxie macrumors member

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    Only thing still not working are the keyboard keys (volume up/down, eject, etc) and the remote, although it also didn't work in XP =p
     
  7. Frits thread starter macrumors member

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    Also, in vista I had this boot camp control panel or something, which you could use for a couple of things; I don't have that now either.
     
  8. war eagle macrumors 6502a

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    Don't quote me on this but you might need to move down to the 32-bit version. It just seems alot less hassle free. I'm probably going to erase my 64 bit partition and run with the 32 bit because I need that MacDrive program because I cant make time capsule backups with my external formatted the way it is and the 64 bit version of windows doesnt support MacDrive.
     
  9. Frits thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, I got everything working now (IR, sound, bluetooth), by installing the (old) 64 drivers from boot camp 2.0.1 manually. Only things not working now are the F-keys and other keyboard things, and the fact that my iMac boots into windows on default (which is kinda annoying cos it lengthens the startup time if you want to go into OSX).
     
  10. war eagle macrumors 6502a

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    You can change that by going into the Boot Camp menu on either Windows or OS X and selecting which you want the primary to be.
     
  11. Frits thread starter macrumors member

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    No bootcamp menu installed because I didn't manually installed the drivers, I didn't run the boot camp client in windows 7.
     
  12. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Then you can change this using the Startup Disk option in System Preferences under OS X.
     
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  14. Skyldig macrumors regular

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    Ok, I found the solution, and are now using my keyboard functions (eject, volume and backlight control ect.) on my 64-bit Windows 7 RC.
    This will also install drivers, so it might really be a overall solution to all the compatibility problems

    Here is how it's done in 10 easy steps:

    1. Open your OSX disc (right-click on your drive and select "Open")
    2. Copy the folder called "Boot Camp" onto your Windows desktop
    3. Now you need a MSI editor. (I used ORCA, which is freeware and can be downloaded from here: http://www.brentnorris.net/orca.msi)
    4. Install ORCA, and run the program
    5. Click on "Open" and go to the "Boot Camp" folder on your desktop.
    6. Open the file here: ...Desktop\Boot Camp\Drivers\Apple\BootCamp64.msi
    7. Find "LaunchCondition" in the list to the left, and remove it (right-click and select "Drop Table")
    8. Save the file (replace) and close ORCA
    9. Go to the folder ...\Boot Camp\Drivers\Apple and open the program BootCamp64.msi
    10. Run through the installation, reboot and enjoy!

    Worked for me. Let me know if it worked for you.
     
  15. Frits thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks a lot, that worked perfectly! All my problems are solved :)

    Frits
     
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    I tried this process on a vanilla 2.1 set of Boot Camp drivers but it didn't seem to work. Launching the installer popped up a bunch of error dialogues for each driver installer, and running them manually got the trackpad working (scroll/two-finger right click) but the keyboard is still SOL.

    I'm wondering if there's some tried-and-true tested process out there that'll work for W7 x64. Maybe my machine's just too old to do x64 properly (pre-SR MacBook Pro).
     
  18. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Have you thought about just using the 32bit version or is there something specific that you want to run/test under x64?
     
  19. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Biggest reason I wanted to try it was because it (sort of) mimics a setup I'll have at work. But not really, so it's probably not too important. :eek:

    Also because I already downloaded the 64-bit one and only want to download the 32-bit one and reinstall if I absolutely have to. It doesn't take REALLY long, but long ENOUGH.
     
  20. CoopFLY macrumors newbie

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    But, bootcamp64 cen be installed without any problem and keyboards features and isight work perfect, the question is : why you have chnaged the launch condition?

    My problem is bootcamp itself, I looking to install the drivers manually,
    I went to Bootcamp>Driver>x64> and have instaled all of the exe files manullay,

    isight work perefect amonge them, but I dont have my keyboard features for controlling Brightness etc, and Touchpad, like right click...

    Please, how can I fix it?
     
  22. zuckuss00 macrumors member

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    I'm having the same keyboard issues with my Windows 7 64x partition.

    I installed the 32x version and all the keyboard functions work fine.

    Do you think installing the 32x drivers on 64x might solve the problem? If so, which driver do I need from the Windows Support files...?
     
  23. PaulKemp macrumors 6502

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    Good news everyone

    I just had a great idea! Why dont you boot into 32 bit mode on OS X and then get the bootcamp files??? There you will have the 32 bit drivers! 64 bit windows supports 32 bit drivers.
     

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