6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 22, 2012 7:40 AM by Csound1
ce51uke87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I got my new imac today and I have installed windows 7 64bit on it via bootcamp. Throughtout the installation the imac is required to restart which i had to choose what to boot to each time it did this using the option key. It runs through the process of installing the drivers but again it requires a restart, i assume that it would boot from the windows partition but each time i have tried, the resolution is still rubbish and it won't pick up any routers/wifi etc.

 

I am really stuck with what to do!


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Resolution problem on new 27" imac
    MightEMouse Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)

    Try installing the drivers through iMac installation disk. That may fix the issue. If not we can continue to troubleshoot.

     

    -MightEMouse

  • 2. Re: Resolution problem on new 27" imac
    ce51uke87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, thanks for replying back.

     

    The imac didn't come with an installation disc, i have a copy of snow leopard that i installed the drivers with (supposedly) and a usb stick with the stuff that it downloads at the start of bootcamp.

     

    Thanks for your help!

  • 3. Re: Resolution problem on new 27" imac
    Jaygyver Level 3 Level 3 (725 points)

    The Snow Leopard (10.6) drivers won't work (or not very well) on your newer hardware your iMac has. Apple dosen't support installing older OS's onto newer computers so that also applies to drivers.

     

    The Boot Camp drivers you downloaded onto the USB drive has all the BC drivers specifically for your computer so you don't need any other disk, etc. As of 10.7 you can only download the Boot Camp drivers via the internet now.

     

    Boot Camp partitions the drive and downloads the drivers.

    It will then reboot with the Windows disk in the internal Optical drive (or Windows installer USB stick) and then the Windows installer will format the internal HD to NTFS that's need and then it will install the Windows OS. Windows can't be installed from an external DVD drive and can't be installed onto an external HD. Per Microsoft.

     

    If the iMac dosen't have an internal DVD then Boot Camp can make a Windows installer USB stick.

    So you may have to have Two USB drives, one for the BC drivers and one for the Windows ilnstaller. (I think it will combine them both tho, haven't tried it myself so don't know for sure)

  • 4. Re: Resolution problem on new 27" imac
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,365 points)

    MightEMouse wrote:

     

    Try installing the drivers through iMac installation disk. That may fix the issue. If not we can continue to troubleshoot.

     

    -MightEMouse

    New Macs do not come with installation disks.

  • 5. Re: Resolution problem on new 27" imac
    ce51uke87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the helpbut i got it sorted in the end.

    Found a really good site which has all recent drivers on it which i was able to download. Job done! thanks guys

  • 6. Re: Resolution problem on new 27" imac
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,365 points)

    ce51uke87 wrote:

     

    Thanks for the helpbut i got it sorted in the end.

    Found a really good site which has all recent drivers on it which i was able to download. Job done! thanks guys

    Why not share the knowledge with those who have tried to help you?