No device drivers were found

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  1. ench macrumors newbie

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    Hi!
    I have a massive problem installing Win7 on my Macbook Pro 13" mid2010 with Mountain Lion. I have a legit version of windows 7 from my university (I've also tried with a hacked version). It properly boots into the Windows installing phase and after choosing language it can't find my "device drivers".
    The message says:
    "No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK."
    I've downloaded all drivers from Boot Camp-assistant and I can see that the USB-stick is mounted and also see all the required (?) drivers. Here is my problem also. I am kNiclas. I've followed all instructions I can find, I'm not a retard and I've had Windows 7 installed on this computer when i ran both SL and Lion. Both times also with Boot Camp.

    I've been searching for a solution to the problem for a week now and the problem seems to be connected to the motherboard. Something with RAID? (no idea what that is)
    I believe I should also tell you that i downloaded rEFIt (because I thought that would help me boot from an USB-stick (it didn't so ideleted it (the folder not the stick))).
    Don't think there is any more to say than: please help me.
     
  2. ench thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Am I the first ever to encounter this error on a Mac or what? Spoke to Apple and they said I had to speak with Microsoft since I've come so far into the installation process. Microsoft didn't want to help me when I told him I had a Mac...
     
  3. Renzatic, Oct 4, 2012
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    You might have to do things the old fashioned way, which means digging around on the internet for the drivers yourself.

    What piece of hardware is it that's giving you problems exactly? If you don't quite know, hit the start key, type "device manager", and look for whichever entry has a yellow exclamation mark next to it. Once you got the name, you can usually google up "blah blah blah drivers" and get your answer, but if you're still having problems, hit me up here and I'll see if I can help you out a little more.

    edit: er...nevermind. I should've read your post instead of skimming through. Let me see if I can still dig something up, though.

    edit 2: Okay, my guess is you've made the Win7 iso file yourself, and made an attempt to jam it onto a thumb drive and go from there. My experience with bootcamp is about nil, but lets see if going the using official isos and tools will give you better luck.

    Find the appropriate version of 7 here, and download it. These are all official MS released .iso files. If you have a key, just grab whatever and you're good to go.

    Grab the official MS USB/DVD tool, and use it in conjunction with the official iso's I linked to above[/url]. This is what I did when I first installed 7, and it went perfectly.

    Ripping an iso from a disc and porting it to a thumb drive is a goofy situation at best. Using the raw isos direct from MS seems to net people better results. Hopefully the same applies to you.
     
  4. ench thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply. I downloaded the iso from MS and it didn't work. In addition to that, the hacked version I tried was working for my friend on his iMac. Gonna try to reinstall ML and reset my computer like it was new.
     
  5. marikavs macrumors member

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    drivers on stick?

    I believe the OP stated it was the drivers that were on the USB-drive? I have no experience with that (only CD/DVD) so I'll let someone else address that problem.

    Also, RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. I suspect if you were using that you'd know it.

    As far as Microsoft is concerned, try again. You'll likely get another individual. Don't admit you're installing to BootCamp until absolutely necessary. Who knows, you may actually get far enough to figure out an answer.
     
  6. ench thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, will try calling MS again soon. I tried with having the drivers on a DVD swell but it didn't work either.
     

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