Windows 7 is Having problems on BootCamp

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  1. theapplefreak macrumors regular

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    I got Windows 7 Ultimate and installed it on my Core i7 imac. The first installation process went well. After a few reboots, it boots back into windows 7 and the boot up screen goes up. After THAT, the whole screen is just completely black and nothing pops up.
    I've done this about 10 times and all the time, nothing happens. I even left it alone before I went to school, but still. Just blank screen.

    What am I doing wrong? Am i supposed to eject the CD?
     
  2. DoctorDragonmaw macrumors newbie

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  3. milton.sheaf macrumors regular

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    you're using windows.
     
  4. theapplefreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    It doesn't go to a blue screen. its just a plain black screen with nothing.
     
  5. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    There's a thread here that explains using a second monitor conected to the displayport connector to finish the install. Seems to happen on these new 27" iMacs.

    Cheers,
     
  6. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, that's real helpful.

    Boot into safe mode (hit F8 as soon as it starts booting up). From there hit Start > Run and enter cmd32.exe

    enter the following and hit enter:
    Reboot and the installer should continue to completion.

    As mentioned, the problem is that the Win7 installer thinks the remote video output is the main display.
     
  7. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

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    As I understand it, Apple has promised a Bootcamp update between now and the end of the year. There is currently no official support of Win 7

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3920
     
  8. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Correct, however, if you go to the hassle of working around the installer glitch and install the Realtek sound drivers from their website it works just fine now. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 flawlessly.

    I'm looking forward to the update though since it will hopefully allow use of the Magic Mouse.
     
  9. RealEvil macrumors 6502

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    I wish people would stop posting 'Apple Don't officially support it yet responses'. Try posting to the Official Apple Support Forums and you get spammed with that response. Apple SHOULD support Windows 7, its been out for over 2 months and more if you use MSDN and ALL the bootcamp drivers on the disc work just fine (even Magic Mouse).

    Windows 7, 32 bit or 64 bit does install with only 1 hiccup if you follow a guide to install it or just read about it before you do it. I have zero issues at all now and would recommend anybody to install Windows 7 over Vista or XP.
     
  10. marcj2 macrumors newbie

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  11. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    I don't mean just as a point and click mouse, I mean including support for gestures, etc.
     
  12. RealEvil macrumors 6502

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    Up and down scrolling works just left/right swipe does not. Mind you, it doesnt work for any MS OS
     
  13. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    OK, maybe I gave up on it too soon. I wasn't getting the up/down scrolling but maybe I didn't have it set up properly. I'll give it another try with the drivers on the DVD. Thanks for the info.
     

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