MacBook Pro reports "Standard VGA Adapter" only

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by raremage, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. raremage macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Folks - having a problem getting Windows 7 working properly. Actually, it works just fine so long as I am happy using a standard VGA adpater.

    For some reason, my MBP reports only a "Standard VGA Adapter" when trying to configure graphics, rather than the Radeon card that is in here. It's a late model Unibody with the 1Gig Radeon card.

    What I've tried so far:
    Scanning for new hardware in device manager
    Downloading the latest radeon drivers and installing them (reports they cannot be installed because I do not have a compatable adapter)
    Removing the standard VGA adapter, rebooting, and then trying to force a hardware scan (still no luck, reports only Standard VGA adapter)

    In OSX, the card is recognized under the device manager; it appears to work as expected.

    Thoughts / help? Thanks in advance!

    EDIT: One more thing, this is of course when dual booting. I do also run Fusion and will run this as a VM from time to time, but that's notthe environment under which I have been troubleshooting. Could VMWare have somehow disabled the card?
     
  2. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    no. get the bootcamp drivers from the apple website and install the one for graphics cards.
     
  3. raremage thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Any hint (or better yet, link?) on where to find the drivers? I just did a search on apple.com and reinstalled the latest boot camp software, but don't see any drivers - or are they included in the package somewhere?
     

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