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    WIFI in Win7
    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?

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    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.
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    I can't find the files on the Windows installation disk...where are they?

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    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.
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    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?

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    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.
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    So do i put in the Mac install disks while im in Win7 or OS X?

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

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