Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on an iMac 12,1

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Morshu, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Morshu macrumors newbie

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    Hey,
    I need some help getting the aforementioned OS running on my iMac 12,1. I'm looking to run a windows only online game on my iMac, and I realize that this is not supported by apple (only windows 7 64 bit is, but I don't have a disc/product key for that version). I only really need the AirPort and graphics drivers to get this set up the rest of the way. The graphics card is a Radeon HD 6750m and the AirPort card is an Atheros 9380. Any help on getting these drivers set up would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Check amd's website for the 6750m. There should be a download. If you can't find that exact card any 6 series radeon driver should install though. If it doesn't you can manual install it using device Manager. Both windows 7 and vista drivers will work for vista. They are essentially the same driver.
    Heres the win vista/7 32bit driver for the 6000m series.
    http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonmob_win7-32.aspx

    http://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wireless-download.php?chipset=44&system=5

    Try this one for the wireless.
     
  3. Morshu thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Yes, Vista and Windows 7 are the same.
     
  5. Morshu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, so I ended up using a USB WiFi adapter because I couldnt get the internal wifi working. Now when I run the AMD Catalyst mobility version 12.1 it says that I don't contain the proper graphics adapter. Any ideas anyone?
     
  6. Morshu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I ended up downloading the Bootcamp drivers from AMD's website which enabled the graphics card fully (5.9 in WEI and now it allows 1080 res.) but it says that there are 5 monitors?? :confused: Anyways now I need to get the sound to work. In device manager it's just called High Definition Audio Device. Any ideas/questions?
     
  7. rossip macrumors regular

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    Try using the mobile drivers from amd's website, not the bootcamp ones. Also, you should be able to install the drivers bootcamp burns to disc. If a message comes up saying this version of windows is not supported, there is a way to force it. Search the disc for a .exe that's something like bootcamp_32 and run it as an administer and it should install. I can't remember the exact path and file name.
     

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