Install Boot Camp drivers without installing NVidia driver?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kntgsp, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. kntgsp macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2004
    I just finished up a fresh install of Windows 7 and downloaded and installed the NVidia driver from their site directly since the one in the Boot Camp files is pretty old and technically the Vista driver anyway.

    But I still need the Brightness, Sound, etc key functionality. Is there a way to selectively install Boot Camp drivers? That's the only one I need. The wireless, chipset, video and everything else works just fine (and in some cases better) than the ones included in Apple's setup.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    What stops you from just installing the drivers you want over the Boot Camp drivers after they're installed?
  3. kntgsp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2004
    The last time I tried that the NVidia install file wouldn't recognize the chipset. It was also on a Macbook Pro with the 9600M, although the Late 2008 model. This is the new June 2009 one.

    I'm just going to try installing the files from the Apple folder under Boot Camp from the OS X DVD. Those are the only ones I need anyway.

    Shame that Apple doesn't include the latest drivers for the hardware.
  4. Rodus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2008
    Midlands, UK
    Have you tried the latest drivers from Laptopvideo2go? The have modded drivers for pretty much every mobile Nvidia GPU in existance.

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