Windows support?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Wolfpup, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    Anyone have any thoughts (or experience) for how well Vista (and/or XP) run on these? I guess the issues are that they ship with an Nvidia "chipset" (which isn't really a "set" since it's one chip, but you know what I mean...) and the touchpad might be an issue if Apple didn't write good Windows drivers for it (though they seemed to write excellent drivers for their previous MBP, so I bet they did for this too).
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well the integrated GPU will use the WDDM drivers until you install the official NVIDIA ones.
     
  3. Wolfpup thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Any idea if drivers for the integrated and/or dedicated GPU work without forcing them to install on Windows?

    I briefly used a last gen MBP, and had no problems forcing Nvidia's reference drivers to install (without forcing them, they'd give the "no compatible hardware found" warning).

    Not only did it seem to work fine, the updated drivers still knew it was a mobile GPU-still knew exactly what it was and how to handle it, as far as I could tell :)

    Not sure though what with this being an Nvidia chipset and all.
     

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