View Full Version : Graphics card problems with Bootcamp windows 7

12-31-2009, 01:41 PM
I really need some help. I recently switched to a Macbook Pro from a lifetime of windows - but sadly I still need to use windows from time to time espically for gaming. And I have a big problem.
I have a Macbook Pro, 4 gigs of ram, 15.4 inch screen, with the Nvidia 9600gt graphics card, Running Snow Leapord.
I went out and got a copy of Windows 7 - installed the 64 bit version through Bootcamp. It all worked well. But Windows will not recognize my graphics card... at all. It is not in the device manager and when I try to install the drivers from the nvidia site it says that I do not have the hardware. Windows says I have a "generic VGA adaptor"

Is it possible that apple lied to me and did not put a graphics card in my computer?
Is there a way to turn it on somehow?

12-31-2009, 02:22 PM
Have you got the latest drivers?

Boot Camp Drivers Update 2.2 for Windows (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL967)

Also there is an expected update for bootcamp to come that will more fully support Windows 7

12-31-2009, 07:16 PM
I tried to run the update but I must be doing something wrong. I opened it after it downloaded and it just gives me a text file filled with gibberish. Am I being too much of a mac noob?

12-31-2009, 07:17 PM
OH I see now - I have to install this on the windows side. I will try that.

01-01-2010, 03:10 AM
Well, I installed the updates and it still does not see my graphics card. I will wait for the update. But I'm curious... has no one else had this problem? Really?

01-01-2010, 12:21 PM
Go to the Nvidia.com web site - you can download the latest drivers there.

02-16-2010, 05:13 AM
hi, yeah i have the same problem except im on 32-bit vista not 7.
really appreciate some help...

Go to the Nvidia.com web site - you can download the latest drivers there.

you cant install the drivers, as there apparently is no graphics card..