Windows 7 Drivers

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  1. wbham macrumors member

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    #1
    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?).

    Thanks.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    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

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    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. http://kb.parallels.com/en/4895

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