Windows 7 RC on 2008 non-nvidia macbook

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by chrmjenkins, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

    chrmjenkins

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    #1
    Forgive me if I've duplicated this, but people tend to use uninformative titles, so my searching hasn't yielded my same questions.

    Has anyone installed windows 7 on their 2008 macbook with intel graphics? I want to be sure I'll have no hangups installing drivers from my leopard DVD, and of any quirks anyone has experienced that required maneuvering to get it fully functional.

    Thanks for any replies.
     
  2. steveza macrumors 68000

    steveza

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    I haven't but you will probably find that W7's default drivers will work for the Intel graphics, if not Windows update will provide a driver as a recommended download. I found this to be the case on non-Apple hardware too.
     
  3. chrmjenkins thread starter macrumors 603

    chrmjenkins

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    I got the x64 version up and running. I eventually ran across a modified bootcamp package created by a macrumors user LOMI that allowed all of the key functions to work as they should (volume, brightness, eject), plus I have sound, wifi, bluetooth all working.

    I must say, windows 7 is impressive. Sub 30 second boots, and after playing around with Chrome, I'm looking forward to it coming to the mac. It starts up insanely fast. Windows 7 all around is snappy. Aero doesn't give my intel integrated graphics any trouble at all.
     
  4. NeGRit0 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 32 bit up and running on my Penryn Blackbook. No problems here either. Actually typing from chrome right now. I have a WinMo cellular and tethering in Win7 via USB is much much faster than over BT Pan in OS X.
     

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