Need drivers for Windows 7!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by imaxus, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. imaxus macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have just installed Windows 7 on my new Macbook Air 2011, but realized that the drivers can't be automatically located. I don't have OS X anymore to create bootcamp CD, and couldn't find it anywhere.

    Can anyone get me a link for the drivers, or maybe to OS X installation DVD?

    Thanks.
     
  2. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    The first step in boot camp assistant in mac is to download the windows driver.
     
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Just run the Boot Camp Assistant from within the Utilities Menu. One of the first prompts will be to download the updated drivers and burn them onto a USB key or external CD. Just abort the process after you have downloaded the drivers and you should be OK.
     
  4. imaxus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    New to Mac ...

    The way I installed windows 7 was just to hold the key "C" when computer was restarting, then select "boot from DVD", and just follow the installation prompts of windows ...

    I am completely new to Macs ... How do I get to the utility menu?
     
  5. wpotere Guest

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    You don't now. Sounds like you wiped your OSx partition so you will have to reinstall OSX then use Bootcamp to create a dual boot system.
     
  6. imaxus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Removed the partitions ..

    And by the way ... I have removed all the partitions on the disk :) So, there's no OS X anymore, on any of the partitions ...

    Is there any way to bring OS X back, or maybe just download the damn drivers for Windows 7 elsewhere?
     
  7. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Yes. Use Lion Internet Recovery. Restart and hold down Cmd-R

    First back up your Windows partition, though, if you have any data on it you need to keep.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718

    Also, once you do get OS X back, keep it, even if only on a small partition. It's the only way to get firmware updates, should Apple ever issue any more for the MacBook Air.
     
  8. imaxus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Got it!

    I pressed Command+R on reboot, and now the OS X is being downloaded from the internet. Very neat ...

    Thank you very much for your replies!
     
  9. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Yes thankfully Apple made that partition hidden, so there its really hard to screw up.
     
  10. KPOM macrumors G5

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    You're welcome. While your at it, why not give OS X a spin? After all, you have a Mac, why not take advantage of it? :apple:
     

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