Trying to reinstall Windows7 and update to Win8 on MBP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by HadItWithWindow, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. HadItWithWindow macrumors regular

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    The problem comes when I try to install the Bootcamp Drivers.

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    The problem I had was trying to decide which files to open when installing drivers.

    Do I need to click on 64bit.xml before I do setup? I believe setup opens another set of drivers.

    I had no luck trying to install the trackpad drivers for Windows on my MBP.
     
  2. whiteonline macrumors 6502

    whiteonline

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    I had no issues installing the drivers on Windows 8.
    Right click on the Setup.exe
    Select the Compatibility tab
    In the drop down list, select run in Windows 7 compatibility

    (mind you, this all needs to be done from inside of Windows, not OS X).
     
  3. HadItWithWindow thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thx. It is still trying to re-install the basic Win7 right now. I am certain I skipped the "compatibility" step you mentioned. Therein must have been the problem.
     
  4. whiteonline macrumors 6502

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    you are aware you don't have to install windows 7 first, right? Just burn the Windows 8 to DVD, and use bootcamp as you would for 7.
     
  5. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    If you're installing the Boot Camp 3.0 drivers for your Windows 8 install, you will have to run the Setup.exe under compatibility mode (just needed to put it under Windows 7 mode). I had to do this after I installed Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro.
     

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