Windows 7 Drivers

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by wbham, May 4, 2010.

  1. wbham macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2010
    New Zealand
    Sorry I can't find the answers I know its been asked before.

    Its the 2010 MBP 13"

    I have Windows 7 Professional 64bit running through parallels 5 and it seems to be missing alot of drivers (wireless most importantly, but also audio etc). Where can I get these, is it the same as bootcamp drivers( are they on one of the disks that come with macs?).

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You shouldn't need the actual drivers, because you're running within parallels.

    I use vmware and they have a set of tools that I install, that provides video drivers and the like. I'm guessing parallels offers the same thing.

    Because you're running within a virtualized environment, you don't have access to the actual hardware, so your virtual application should provide everything you need.
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    The exception being stuff like the internal USB peripherals (e.g. iSight) that can be made available to the VM. I don't think VMWare Tools installs those drivers. They need to be pulled from the Boot Camp drivers.

    e.g. this guide for Parallels.


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