Mbp install win 7 no device driver found

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  1. byair macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    When I reinstall Win 7 64bit to MacBook Pro via Bootcamp no device drivers were found.

    2010 Mid MacBook Pro
    Mac OS X 10.6.8
    Boot Rom: MBP71.0039.B0B
    SMC: 1.62f6
    No problem with Win 7 DVD

    I updated EFI before reinstall, then things changed, Mac OS works good but Win 7 DVD cannot find any device drivers any more.

    Can somebody give me some advice? Thanks a lot.
     
  2. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

    Prodo123

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    Go to Mac OS X
    Redownload Boot Camp drivers (v4.x)
    Reinstall drivers in Windows
    Problem solved
     
  3. byair thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It seems that Bootcamp V4.0 is for MBA& LION, moreover right now my windows had been deleted, that's why I am going to reinstall it on MBP.:(:(:(
     
  4. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

    Prodo123

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    No, it's for all Macs. And if you want the best drivers, then get regular updates.
     
  5. byair thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The windows OS does not exist on my MBP. Can Bootcamp 4.0 be installed in MAC OS X?
     
  6. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

    Prodo123

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    No, you cannot install Windows on Mac OS X without a VM.
     
  7. byair thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I always install windows by Bootcamp Assistant Not VM and things go well.

    Do you mean VM is the only way to solve the subject problem?:confused::confused::confused:
     
  8. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

    Prodo123

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    1. Delete Windows partition using Boot Camp Assistant if you haven't done that yet
    2. Update to Lion
    3. Reinstall Windows 7 from scratch
    4. Install latest drivers
    5. Be free of future confusions

    You will not experience errors this way.
     
  9. byair thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot for your help, I will try later.
     
  10. byair thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there any solution if I will not update Mac OS X to Lion from Snow leopard 10.6?:confused::(:confused::(
     
  11. byair thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I had updated Mac OS X to Lion 10.7.2 but still found no device driver when install windows.

    How to be free from this trouble?:confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
  12. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You need to download them?

    Did you even bother reading the instructions Apple provided to use bootcamp?

    I really think this is a case of RTFM.

    Once you install Windows 7 on your machine, you insert the snow leopard DVD into it, the drivers are located on the DVD and you will be able to install them from there.

    For further assistance: http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/
     
  13. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    Bootcamp assistants asks you to make the Driver Disk its impossible to miss that step
     
  14. byair thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I had downloaed Boot Camp 4.0 by Boot Camp Assistant step by step as per instruction, insert Windows DVD, restart, loading files, format one partition to NTFS, WINDOWS CANNOT BE INSTALLED TO THIS PARTITION. :(
    Maybe somthing wrong with my HD.:(

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    I installed Windows 7 by Boot Camp successfully many times but this time I am so ftrustared after trying different ways to install Windows 7. Help.......
     
  15. Dekard macrumors 6502

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    I believe in the instructions you have to 'delete' and 'format' the 'BOOTCAMP' drive to NTFS (when in the Windows Installer) and then you should be good to go.
     

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