Unibody MBP and Windows7 wont load?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kgeier82, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    Well windows 7 64-bit worked just fine on my old penryn MBP with 4GB ram.

    I can make it through installing windows 7 64bit just fine on the new unibody with 2GB of ram. When I reboot from installing the bootcamp drivers on the unibody OSX CDs, once I input my password, it freezes.

    Ive tried installing twice now. The only small thing I can think of is that since I only have 2GB of ram, maybe its messing it up once the drivers install?

    No clue, any ideas? I am unable to install Bootcamp 2.1 until after the reboot, at which point I cannot log in to do.
     
  2. kgeier82 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    update:

    its got to be some sort of driver issue with the new unibody CD. Ive installed windows 7 64 bit, 32 bit, and now Vista64, and all do the same freeze once I try to log in after initially installing Bootcamp from OSX Dvd

    ?
     
  3. kgeier82 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    seems if i installed the drivers from laptopvideo2go.com PRIOR to restart, it works fine.

    Culprit: 9600 drivers on bootcamp 2.0

    I found some info on people having problems with these, but none of them were able to install 100% successfully like i was.
     
  4. Timur macrumors 6502a

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    No such freezing on a 15" MBP 2.8 Ghz (XP 32, Vista 32/64, W7 32/64). So if it's the graphic-drivers there has to be something about your single device or about the 2.4 CPU that causes troubles.
     
  5. lordthistle macrumors 6502

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    Out of curiositu: how large is the basic installation of windows 7?
     
  6. kgeier82 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    roughly 12GB, but remember the beta is ULTIMATE.

    I say around 9-10GB when it comes time to release.
     
  7. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    Not sure what problem you are encountering. But on a 2.8GHz unibody, 4GB ram, SSD Windows 7 installs fine. Login, insert the DVD that came with the MBP to install the drivers and things work. The trackpad works better with the update Apple released but no other drivers were needed for sound, graphics, bluetooth, or wifi.
     

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