Win 7 Bootcamp Driver Issues

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by imacolih, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. imacolih macrumors newbie

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    I have recently installed Win 7 on my 17" iMac using Bootcamp. The partitioning went fine, so did the Windows install, but the Bootcamp driver disk refuses to run. I have tried 'Troubleshoot Compatibility' using every logical option, but to no avail.

    This seems kind of wierd to me, as no one else has mentioned a problem like this.

    I have:
    Retail boxed leopard, with 10.5.1 on the Disc
    Mac OS 10.5.6 installed
    Bootcamp 2.0
    Win 7, Build 7000

    17" 2GHz Core 2 Duo iMac
    2 GB RAM
    160GB HDD, newly formatted, with 10GB for Win 7 (I am storing all of my Data and apps on an external drive)

    As far as I know, Win 7 and Mac OS are fully updated.

    Win 7 runs fine, but the lack of drivers means very little works. It can just about manage the internet...

    Thanks in Advance =D
     
  2. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Windows 7 isn't out yet and as far as I know bootcamp does not support it (as that would be illegal).
     
  3. imacolih thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Uh, yeah, I meant the Win 7 Public Beta.

    Oh, and it won't recognize my Radeon X1600, either
     
  4. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Even though its a public beta other companies may not be allowed to release software for it since its still an unfinished product and could change.
     
  5. imacolih thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, there are lots of people on MR who have installed it without any problems, and AMD have already started migrating some of their PC drivers
     
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  7. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    That is awesome!

    OP, any Vista drivers should install and run fine under Windows 7 (they both share the same driver model). Have you tried exploring the disc by right clicking on it (right click --> "Open" or something like that). Then just click on the Boot Camp folder and find the installer.
     

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