Drivers won't install?!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by argos4000, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. argos4000 macrumors member

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    Recently got my MacBook Pro (Unibody) (With the specs below) and downloaded the 32bit version of Windows 7 and installed it via Boot Camp.

    I cannot install drivers into Windows 7 somehow, it says that it is not Windows XP/Vista... :\ I tried the hack/configuring it, it installed, but then the drivers still wouldn't work. (nVidia drivers?)

    Internet does work though.

    I saw on some posts that I should install via the Mac OS X installation disc into my Mac while it was in Windows 7, but which one is that? I inserted both-One wouldn't run, one is blank. :\

    And worst of all, it shows that my graphics card is a "VGA Adapater", which is probably the 9400 GS graphics card... :\ So I cannot run Aero right now.

    I also tried Windows Update, but it showed nothing except for the Microsoft Silverlight installation and the Windows Defender definition download. :\

    Anyone help here?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    You need to insert the OS X Install Disc 1 (Gray), that came with the MBP, while in Windows 7. Run setup.exe, follow the instructions and restart (back into Windows.)

    This disc contains all the drivers, including the graphics one to make Aero work.

    If it gives you an error, let us know what error.
     
  3. argos4000 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for the quick reply. There are two disks that come with my MacBook Pro, and... yeah... Both are grey. :\

    (Should I uninstall the patched Boot camp and all it's drivers first before attempting to do this?)
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    One is labeled OS X Install Disc 1 - use that one.

    Don't worry about it, the installer will overwrite the necessary files.
     
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