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
Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac Discussion of Classic or running Windows, Linux and other OSes on the Mac.

WIFI in Win7


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Armageddon

 
Member Since: Jul 01, 2010
Posts: 38
Armageddon is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 15" Core i7 - 2.66 GHz - 8GBS RAM - 500GB Hard Drive @ 7200 RPMs -

Armageddon is offline
I set up a dual boot (soon to be quad-boot) with Windows 7. In windows 7 however, i cannot set up wireless internet (or ethernet for that matter). Win7 says i need to download drivers, but i have no internet to download them, and i can't save files to Win7 via Mac OS X because macs can't write on NTFS partitions. I believe one of the problems is that the wireless card isn't being recognized, but im not sure. Any suggestions?
QUOTE Thanks
s2odin

 
s2odin's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 23, 2010
Posts: 836
s2odin is a jewel in the roughs2odin is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: C2D 2.26 | 500GB Seagate Momentus | 2GB 1066 (soon to be 8)

s2odin is offline
The drivers are found on the install disc that came with the system, or the retail SL disc. Pop it in and it will install the drivers from there.

USAF E-2. 1C6X1 - Space Systems Operations. 19 days until BMT.
Upgrade your MBP HD
Tritton AXPro FS
QUOTE Thanks
Armageddon

 
Member Since: Jul 01, 2010
Posts: 38
Armageddon is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 15" Core i7 - 2.66 GHz - 8GBS RAM - 500GB Hard Drive @ 7200 RPMs -

Armageddon is offline
I can't find the files on the Windows installation disk...where are they?
QUOTE Thanks
s2odin

 
s2odin's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 23, 2010
Posts: 836
s2odin is a jewel in the roughs2odin is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: C2D 2.26 | 500GB Seagate Momentus | 2GB 1066 (soon to be 8)

s2odin is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Armageddon View Post
I can't find the files on the Windows installation disk...where are they?
Install disc that came with the system (Mac) not the OEM Windows disc. You need the install discs that came with your Mac or the Snow Leopard retail disc.

USAF E-2. 1C6X1 - Space Systems Operations. 19 days until BMT.
Upgrade your MBP HD
Tritton AXPro FS
QUOTE Thanks
Armageddon

 
Member Since: Jul 01, 2010
Posts: 38
Armageddon is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 15" Core i7 - 2.66 GHz - 8GBS RAM - 500GB Hard Drive @ 7200 RPMs -

Armageddon is offline
I can use the Mac install disks with windows? ill try it...

another question though, im having the same problem with my graphics card (i noticed when my comp couldn't play 3D screen savers). Can this be solved in the same way?
QUOTE Thanks
s2odin

 
s2odin's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 23, 2010
Posts: 836
s2odin is a jewel in the roughs2odin is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: C2D 2.26 | 500GB Seagate Momentus | 2GB 1066 (soon to be 8)

s2odin is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Armageddon View Post
I can use the Mac install disks with windows? ill try it...

another question though, im having the same problem with my graphics card (i noticed when my comp couldn't play 3D screen savers). Can this be solved in the same way?
More than likely, yes.
If you installed W7 but never put the Mac install discs in, you don't have any drivers. This will install the gpu drivers, and more importantly, trackpad drivers.

USAF E-2. 1C6X1 - Space Systems Operations. 19 days until BMT.
Upgrade your MBP HD
Tritton AXPro FS
QUOTE Thanks
Armageddon

 
Member Since: Jul 01, 2010
Posts: 38
Armageddon is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 15" Core i7 - 2.66 GHz - 8GBS RAM - 500GB Hard Drive @ 7200 RPMs -

Armageddon is offline
So do i put in the Mac install disks while im in Win7 or OS X?
QUOTE Thanks
s2odin

 
s2odin's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 23, 2010
Posts: 836
s2odin is a jewel in the roughs2odin is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: C2D 2.26 | 500GB Seagate Momentus | 2GB 1066 (soon to be 8)

s2odin is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Armageddon View Post
So do i put in the Mac install disks while im in Win7 or OS X?
On the Win7 side.

USAF E-2. 1C6X1 - Space Systems Operations. 19 days until BMT.
Upgrade your MBP HD
Tritton AXPro FS
QUOTE Thanks
rippingviper

 
rippingviper's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2009
Location: Selkirk, Manitoba
Posts: 264
rippingviper is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook Air 13" , 21.5" iMac i5, White iPhone 4s 32gig, iPad 3 white 16 gig, i5 Mac Mini

rippingviper is offline
The OSX install disc works in Mac And Windows. Put the Snow Leopard Disc install disc in the drive during windows and it will come up with an install. Run the install and it will install all of the drivers for your system. Reboot and it should all work.

PS. It would probably work without a restart but its windows.. so a restart is always recommended.

Show some Love give Reputation Reputation FAQ
QUOTE Thanks
Armageddon

 
Member Since: Jul 01, 2010
Posts: 38
Armageddon is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 15" Core i7 - 2.66 GHz - 8GBS RAM - 500GB Hard Drive @ 7200 RPMs -

Armageddon is offline
Thank you both Everything is working great now, and I'm actually posting this from my windows 7 partition! Thanks again
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Running PC game on Macbook Pro | Parallels Desktop v5 will not open: "not responding" »
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
NO Wifi problem RESOLVED! bobshaw iPhone Hardware and Accessories 1 10-11-2010 11:22 AM
Advice please! - 2009 MBP 15" 2.8ghz w/ FW800 WiFi issues when using FW HDD enclosure Cyberwlf Apple Notebooks 1 06-24-2010 02:01 PM
iPhone can't connect with my WiFi? kmccabe iPhone Hardware and Accessories 5 05-15-2010 01:45 AM
Network Help needed, iPhone WIFI hanging/knocking both my wired and wireless internet sdpinc Internet, Networking, and Wireless 4 01-03-2009 09:08 PM
Am I Running at WiFi "n"? mac57 Apple Notebooks 20 05-02-2008 09:53 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:53 PM.

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?