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Stevoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi all,

 

Trying to get a Macbook set up with Boot Camp for a staff member at a school I work at, but as his Macbook is leased by the Department of Education, no discs were provided with it. So, I ran through the Boot Camp Assistant, installed Windows 7 Enterprise x86 and had no issues there. I tried downloading the drivers through the OS X for W7 but that failed, so I hunted down some 10.6 and 10.7 OS X install discs.

 

First I tried to install Boot Camp off the 10.7 disc, but they didn't work (I assumed it was because this model of Macbook has different hardware to Macbooks that are shipped with 10.7). I put in the 10.6 disc and ran the Boot Camp installer which ran through the installation of all the drivers. The touchpad drivers worked perfectly, the apple keyboard keys now work perfectly, the graphics drivers are working great, but the drivers it installed for the Ethernet and Airport do not work. No matter what I try I can't get the Airport and Ethernet to work inside Windows (they work perfectly in OS X, so it's definitely not faulty hardware). The Macbook is from Mid-2010 (model A1342).

 

Sorry for the wall of text, any help would be appreciated.


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • 1. Re: Boot Camp Issues
    Stevoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry, I tried the 10.5 disc then 10.6 (not 10.6 then 10.7). I also uninstalled the 10.5 drivers before I tried the 10.6 ones.

  • 2. Re: Boot Camp Issues
    Stevoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Bump

  • 3. Re: Boot Camp Issues
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,420 points)

    Stevoo wrote:

     

    Hi all,

     

    Trying to get a Macbook set up with Boot Camp for a staff member at a school I work at, but as his Macbook is leased by the Department of Education, no discs were provided with it. So, I ran through the Boot Camp Assistant, installed Windows 7 Enterprise x86 and had no issues there. I tried downloading the drivers through the OS X for W7 but that failed, so I hunted down some 10.6 and 10.7 OS X install discs.

     

    First I tried to install Boot Camp off the 10.7 disc, but they didn't work (I assumed it was because this model of Macbook has different hardware to Macbooks that are shipped with 10.7). I put in the 10.6 disc and ran the Boot Camp installer which ran through the installation of all the drivers. The touchpad drivers worked perfectly, the apple keyboard keys now work perfectly, the graphics drivers are working great, but the drivers it installed for the Ethernet and Airport do not work. No matter what I try I can't get the Airport and Ethernet to work inside Windows (they work perfectly in OS X, so it's definitely not faulty hardware). The Macbook is from Mid-2010 (model A1342).

     

    Sorry for the wall of text, any help would be appreciated.

    Did you buy the Lion USB drive or make this 'Lion Disc' yourself?

  • 4. Re: Boot Camp Issues
    Stevoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Read my first reply, I accidentally wrote 10.6 & 10.7 instead of 10.5 & 10.6

  • 5. Re: Boot Camp Issues
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,420 points)

    Ah yes apologies for the misread.

     

    You need the 10.7 drivers, available (sporadically) from BCA (Boot Camp Assistant)

  • 6. Re: Boot Camp Issues
    Stevoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Every time I run the Boot Camp Assistant and try and get it to download the drivers it just fails

  • 7. Re: Boot Camp Issues
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,420 points)

    That happens (hence sporadically), try again, and patience is a good thing to have during this procedure.

     

    Go to System Preferences>Network>Advanced>Proxies and uncheck Auto Proxy Discovery and Auto Proxy Configuration.

  • 8. Re: Boot Camp Issues
    Stevoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Shall try that when I'm there this arvo, thanks for the help

  • 9. Re: Boot Camp Issues
    Stevoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just double checked and he is actually running 10.6, not 10.7 >.<

    I tried disabling firewall but the Boot Camp Assistant still couldn't download the drivers, I'm not sure if it's because the ISP here runs through a proxy or not. When I got the teacher to try and download the drivers through the Boot Camp Assistant at home he said it didn't work.

     

    Currently in the process of doing a fresh Win7 32 bit install and using the Boot Camp setup on the 10.6 disc. Will see how it goes, but I'm pretty sure that'll bring me back to square one.

  • 10. Re: Boot Camp Issues
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,420 points)

    If he is running on 10.6, and you have a 10.6 install disc (retail or the original grey one) it will work. Once Windows is running pop it in the drive and install drivers, then use Windows Update to patch.

  • 11. Re: Boot Camp Issues
    Stevoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Did that exact thing, which only makes the Display, Touchpad and Keyboard hotkeys work. Ethernet and Airport (as well as Bluetooth, Coprocessor and SM Bus Controller) still don't work after installing straight off the disc. I've looked up the device IDs in Device Manager on the Windows side and I'm currently downloading the Airport driver. IF it works I'll try and get the rest of them through Windows Update.

  • 12. Re: Boot Camp Issues
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,420 points)

    Stevoo wrote:

     

    Did that exact thing, which only makes the Display, Touchpad and Keyboard hotkeys work. Ethernet and Airport (as well as Bluetooth, Coprocessor and SM Bus Controller) still don't work after installing straight off the disc. I've looked up the device IDs in Device Manager on the Windows side and I'm currently downloading the Airport driver. IF it works I'll try and get the rest of them through Windows Update.

     

    If you can't get that to work you can use a USB to ethernet or wireless adaptor to get on the net.

  • 13. Re: Boot Camp Issues
    Stevoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Success! After Googling the Device ID of the AirPort I was able to find the W7 driver and get the MacBook on the wireless

     

    Will run Windows Updates now to get the rest of them, thanks heaps for your help.

  • 14. Re: Boot Camp Issues
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,420 points)

    You're welcome.

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