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Open Apple Software Update in Windows 7 from the Start Menu. Allow ASU to install the latest Boot Camp drivers and see if the trouble persists.
Oddly, I can connect to my iphone's Mywi connection. I'll try the Apple Software update. Thank you!
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Oddly, I can connect to my iphone's Mywi connection. I'll try the Apple Software update. Thank you!
So we know you have WiFi drivers installed then. It's probably just a case of not detecting and connecting to your router. Do you have your SSID hidden?

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I don't think that the SSID is hidden. How can I determine if it's hidden or not? I can't find a way to enter my router's SSID.
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I don't think that the SSID is hidden. How can I determine if it's hidden or not? I can't find a way to enter my router's SSID.
If a new computer enters your home and you try to connect to the Wifi, is it typically displayed as an option, or do you have to manually enter the network name?

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My home Uverse wireless network always displays as an option: on my HP laptop, iphone, ipad, Mac Mini and Macbook Pro. It also displays as an option on the Bootcamp Win 7 partition on my Macbook Pro, but it says that it can't connect when I select it. It doesn't prompt me for any kind of a password which it usually does when I first add a new device.

I checked to make sure that I have the most recent update of Bootcamp.

Also, I was able to connect my Win7 bootcamp partition to Starbuck's wifi with no problem.

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Hi guys, i'm having trouble with installing Windows 7 on my iMac.

I bought the iMac yesterday along with a Windows 7 Professional DVD from an Apple store in Byron Bay, Australia.

My problem is a Black screen when Windows is in its final stage of installing.

I've read through the Boot Camp instructions PDF, i restarted holding the alt/option key, it gave me 3 options, Mac, Windows or Windows Disc, as per the PDF i chose the Windows Disc. I then get a message to press any key to continue, then a few options on how to start Windows (safely etc). So i press return, it says Windows is starting, then the screen just goes Black and nothing happens.

In the PDF, it says to make sure i have an up to date version of Bootcamp and provides a link, but i can't see any easy way of checking for updates?

I downloaded something for Bootcamp Windows 7 on the linked page and tried again, still no luck. The download took about 10 seconds and i'm not sure if it's installed or not? Could this be my problem here?

Any ideas or help would be much appreciated!!

Matt.
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Boot Camp: Windows 7 on iMac – Fix Black Screen Go to this page and follow the instructions. I had my imac since yesterday and same problem, did this and voila the evil empire is now in my imac. Good luck and thanks to the previous poster of this link.
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Hello everyone. First post.
I see that there are multiple threads on BootCamp, and rather than create a new one or read through all of them, I thought I'd save myself possibly hours of time and ask my question here

: What would cause my Windows partition to run extremely slow ?

I read through all the instructions and did everything that was asked. I chose to go with the smallest size partition, and everything installed fine, but I find that XP is running so slow that the cursor even stutters.

Thanks for any advice.
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If you make the partition too small, you can run into issues with the swap file. You might try resizing the partition to make it larger and see if you get better performance. Unless you delete your partition and reinstall, you can't do a dynamic resizing in Boot Camp or with Disk Utility. If you want to keep your existing installtion, Paragon's CampTune is generally recommended here: Paragon CampTune for Mac® OS X - Overview

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I didnt read the pdf propperly before I started and now my MBP seems to be frozen on a black screen saying "Setup is inspecting your computers hardware configuration...."

Been like this 20 mins now and I am crapping myself, had to switch the old laptop on to come on here

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... Don't forget you'll need a full retail copy or "OEM System Builders" version of XP SP2 or later, on a single disk, for the install to work.
My XP installation disc came without any SP, will this be a problem?
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My XP installation disc came without any SP, will this be a problem?
Yes. You'll need to slipstream SP3 into the disc:

http://www.winsupersite.com/article/...k-3-sp3-128464

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Thank you, cwa107. If I understand the issue correctly, Windows SP3 will cover both SP1 and SP2? So it will be fine if I just slipstream SP3 onto my old, first generation XP installation disc and the resultant disc will work with Mac bootcamp and/or Parallels?
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Thank you, cwa107. If I understand the issue correctly, Windows SP3 will cover both SP1 and SP2? So it will be fine if I just slipstream SP3 onto my old, first generation XP installation disc and the resultant disc will work with Mac bootcamp and/or Parallels?
Yes, SP3 is cumulative - it includes all previous SPs.

Note that Parallels doesn't really care if SP2/3 is slipstreamed, only Boot Camp.

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I run Windows XP programs and recently upgraded to a MacPro running Mountain Lion. I would like to dedicate drive "2" as my XP "partition". Of course this was before I found out ML does not support Windows XP under BootCamp. Windows 7 is not workable for my purposes and Fushion, etc. too slow. Will an old version of Bootcamp work to install XP? Any suggestions on how to get XP up and running?
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