New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

Mac dual boot help.


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
r3laps3

 
Member Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posts: 2
r3laps3 is on a distinguished road

r3laps3 is offline
So i have used to boot camp to install windows on my mac so i can use a device i just bought. However, the last step where i need to install the drivers again so my windows recognizes them, it says i have a compatibility error and wont start installing them. Any advice of what i should do?
QUOTE Thanks
Jamie-Jamie

 
Member Since: Feb 25, 2010
Posts: 481
Jamie-Jamie is a jewel in the roughJamie-Jamie is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: Mac Pro, Power Mac G4, iMac G3, iPhone 3GS

Jamie-Jamie is offline
If that's a Windows question, you'd be waaaaay better off asking a Windows forum. Besides, we don't know what version of Windows or what device!
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 16,233
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2009 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is offline
On the off chance the OP is referring to *Apple's* supplied Windows drivers, this could refer to the new Windows 7 drivers recently released:

Apple - Downloads - Application Updates - Boot Camp Drivers Update 2.2 for Windows
QUOTE Thanks
Jamie-Jamie

 
Member Since: Feb 25, 2010
Posts: 481
Jamie-Jamie is a jewel in the roughJamie-Jamie is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: Mac Pro, Power Mac G4, iMac G3, iPhone 3GS

Jamie-Jamie is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
On the off chance the OP is referring to *Apple's* supplied Windows drivers, this could refer to the new Windows 7 drivers recently released:

Apple - Downloads - Application Updates - Boot Camp Drivers Update 2.2 for Windows
Ah... yes. I figured he meant that he was having an issue with the drivers for his new device. Maybe I should try Boot Camp so I know what I'm talking about
QUOTE Thanks
r3laps3

 
Member Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posts: 2
r3laps3 is on a distinguished road

r3laps3 is offline
thanks for the driver update. It now says i have drivers installed unlike before, though i noticed there is still no music playing and i cant figure out why. For someone who has put vista on their macbook pro, do you still need to download the drivers off the mac os cd?
QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 24,993
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
I 'assume' you mean install the Windows drivers from your OS X DVD?

That would be yes, if you have a Snow Leopard disc. It has BootCamp 3.0 drivers on it. Once those are installed there is an update to 3.1

If not, then the link chas provided above are the latest drivers available for download with 10.5.

A quick read thru of the BootCamp instructions would alleviate many issues. Open up BootCamp Assistant in OS X again and click on the button for the instructions on the first screen. It is easy to understand and concise - takes all of about 15 minutes to read thru it. I'd really suggest printing it out.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks
ictdog

 
ictdog's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 25, 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1
ictdog is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro OSX

ictdog is offline
I have a MacBook Pro boot-camped for an install of Windows XP. This setup at work is on a KVM switch with my other workstations, so my question is about what Mac keyboard key will assist me in getting windows to switch to an alternate screen (like a PowerPoint projector fn-f8 would before)? I know that I can tell windows to utilize the nVidia commands to switch the other monitor but when I do that, if I take the MacBook off the KVM, I have no way to get the screen back to the laptop screen.
Is there a hot key for the switch...?

I love the fact that OSX does this automatically, but I have to have access to XP due to limitations of my analysis software being Winders based only...and for some reason, VM will not work either, so that is not an option.

Det. S. Price
Wichita Police Department
Forensic Computer Crimes Unit
Wichita, KS 67202
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Where are address book and ical info stored? | How to mount an external Disk on another Mac »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
How long does your mac take to boot? joe.morgan Schweb's Lounge 28 01-29-2007 06:31 AM
Questions about Mac Mini and Imac-how much power? markw10 Apple Desktops 3 08-22-2006 06:12 PM
Switcher Article in Today's Times studio34 Switcher Hangout 9 08-11-2006 03:10 PM
Disillusioned Mac desigener switches to Windows mogwai Schweb's Lounge 21 05-11-2006 02:05 PM
How easy it is to dual boot between Windows and Mac OS Daniel 1989 UK Apple Desktops 2 04-16-2006 04:10 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:46 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?