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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Nov 29, 2004
    bootcamp Windows 7 early-2006 iMac
    Hi Folks,

    I've been scouring the net to find answers to my driver incompatibility after installing Windows 7 on my iMac. I originally hopped on this forum to ask how I could get my video card driver to work--after running the boot camp driver setup it still gives me the standard VGA driver and Generic monitor driver too.

    I thought maybe my problem was that I just needed to update boot camp, so I went on Apples website and found that my iMac isn't supported for Windows 7. What does that mean? It installed just fine, minus the video driver problems.

    Do you guys have any idea how I can get 7 going on this thing?


  2. #2

    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
    Some info is required: such as: which iMac? Which version OS X disc are you using to install BootCamp drivers?

    The Snow Leopard disc (and BootCamp 3) installs the drivers just fine for the X1600 used in most of the Macs from that time - used it without issue for my own install of Win 7 Ultimate.

    If you're using a Leopard disc - there was no Win 7 when it came out - I'd suggest you grab a copy of Snow Leopard. You could also try heading to AMD's site and download drivers there.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Nov 29, 2004
    I have the early 2006 1.83 GHZ 17" iMac and I used Snow Leopard to install the drivers. There should be a special driver for the monitor too, right? Is there anyway I could download an updated Snow Leopard driver installer or something?

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Nov 29, 2004
    Awesome, I found the driver via the Windows Update. Funny how they say my computer isn't supported. What about the monitor driver? On your boot camp does it install an Apple monitor driver for the iMac?


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    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Monitor drivers are strictly optional. Windows will identify most monitors simply as "Plug N Play" since the video driver is what really controls resolution, color depth, and refresh. So, to answer your question, a monitor driver is not needed.

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