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majp103 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
so I have an i5 15 inch MacBook pro and am trying to install windows 7 , 32 bit, via boot camp.

Everything installs fine now, except all I have is base VGA.

The intent was to have mass effect2 playing, but I need to get usable drivers.

Am I stuck until apple gets around to putting compatible drivers in A 3.2 or equiv bootcamp?

Or do I have another alternative with drivers.

Thanks

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 4GB 2.4GHz
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (243,990 points)
    It helps to have read the Boot Camp Assistant documentation. On your OS X installer DVD is a hybrid iso containing the various Windows drivers for the Mac hardware. Boot into Windows. Insert the OS X installer DVD into your optical drive. The installer should automatically begin.
  • majp103 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I may have accidentally pulled my retail copy of snow leopard. Are you saying that os x installer with the new Mac have updated drivers > than the 3.1 update for bootcamp drivers?

    Seems kind of weird since all the Snow Leopard discs I have seem to only llist as bootcamp 3.0
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (243,990 points)
    The i5/7 MBPs come with a later version of OS X than the retail versions, so I suspect there should be new drivers for Windows since the video card itself is completely new to the Mac product line. Does it hurt you to reinstall from the installer DVD that came with your new MBP?
  • Groovus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same problem with my April 2010 15" MBP. I installed windows 7 ultimate (64-bit) and that seemed to work fine, except in windows I can't even run a screensaver because it says I don't have sufficient graphics capabilities. I looked in the Mac install disk and all the nvidia drivers look like they're for XP and vista. My apple and windows software updates are up to date. Maybe apple/nvidia don't have 64-bit drivers for the M330? I just thought there would be an official explanation/solution somewhere acknowledging the issue.
  • berth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi,
    Try with this drivers it works great for me.
    http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/drivers
    Don't forget to replace the inf file in the nvidia folder downloaded.
  • dalstott Level 4 Level 4 (2,580 points)
    When I first started up the default Windows settings were the only apparent choice. I poked around and found the Nvidia control panel in Windows 7 where you can set up your screen graphics in much more detail.
  • berth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Control panel and drivers are two differents things.
    In the control panel you can find which version of the driver you have installed. The official apple nvidia drivers are old, so if would have the best from your hardware try with the last nvidia drivers in the url i gave before.
  • BrightScreen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    A number of people in this and other forum threads have reported problems with the Nvidia 330M drivers when installing Windows 7 (64bit) on the new Macbook Pro (April 2010).

    The problems appear to be due to an installation of Boot Camp 3.0, followed by the update to Boot Camp 3.1. As Boot Camp 3.0 does not include the Nvidia graphics drivers for the Macbook Pro 2010, the graphics card is not recognized and the subsequent update to Boot Camp 3.1 does not complete successfully.

    The proper approach consist of installing the full Boot Camp 3.1 from scratch (not the 3.1 update from the Apple support!), which is included in the system disk that shipped with the laptop. A copy of that version was posted in another topic here http://files.me.com/jason_fearing/an51fn. One should not use on the Macbook Pro 2010 the Boot Camp version 3.0 that shipped with the original DVD of Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

    I had the same problems that were reported in the forum, when installing Boot Camp 3.0 + Boot Camp 3.1 update on Windows 7 (64bit). First I had to manually run the 64bit Boot Camp setup, as suggested by others, and then I had to install the Nvidia drivers with the modified INF files from http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/, as the graphics card was not recognized.

    However when I used the proper Boot Camp 3.1 that came with the laptop, starting from a clean Windows 7 installation, everything went completely smoothly and the drivers installation consisted of just clicking on the Boot Camp 3.1 setup file.
  • Mrfandus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    BrightScreen wrote:
    A number of people in this and other forum threads have reported problems with the Nvidia 330M drivers when installing Windows 7 (64bit) on the new Macbook Pro (April 2010).

    The problems appear to be due to an installation of Boot Camp 3.0, followed by the update to Boot Camp 3.1. As Boot Camp 3.0 does not include the Nvidia graphics drivers for the Macbook Pro 2010, the graphics card is not recognized and the subsequent update to Boot Camp 3.1 does not complete successfully.

    The proper approach consist of installing the full Boot Camp 3.1 from scratch (not the 3.1 update from the Apple support!), which is included in the system disk that shipped with the laptop. A copy of that version was posted in another topic here http://files.me.com/jason_fearing/an51fn. One should not use on the Macbook Pro 2010 the Boot Camp version 3.0 that shipped with the original DVD of Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

    I had the same problems that were reported in the forum, when installing Boot Camp 3.0 + Boot Camp 3.1 update on Windows 7 (64bit). First I had to manually run the 64bit Boot Camp setup, as suggested by others, and then I had to install the Nvidia drivers with the modified INF files from http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/, as the graphics card was not recognized.

    However when I used the proper Boot Camp 3.1 that came with the laptop, starting from a clean Windows 7 installation, everything went completely smoothly and the drivers installation consisted of just clicking on the Boot Camp 3.1 setup file.

    I'm quite new in this mac world and haven't been using bootcamp to much, but now my teacher say that we need to run a window specific program called Xilinx.

    So i'm very interested in this discussion.

    I've just got my new MBP i5 with a hi-res glossy screen. It works perfectly in mac OS X, but when I've installed Windows 7 32bit with bootcamp i get some of the problems you are describing. plus some extra

    I've the following problems:

    Intel(R)Series/3400 Series Chipset Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3B36 has a driver prblem

    Intel(R)Series/3400 Series Chipset Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3B3B has a driver prblem

    And finally it randomly freezes in windows. (some has told me that it runs perfectly behind the scenes and that it is only the keyboard, mouse and screen that stops?!)


    So will you please describe how you did the following:

    "However when I used the proper Boot Camp 3.1 that came with the laptop, starting from a clean Windows 7 installation, everything went completely smoothly and the drivers installation consisted of just clicking on the Boot Camp 3.1 setup file"

    please please please
  • Mrfandus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This message is not to spam the forum.

    I will just point out that I've followed the instructions printed in boot camp and I'm pretty sure that all that is correct.

    I've updated boot camp in windows to version 3.1 with the retail Mac OS CD, that followed with my Mac. But now I see that in Mac OS X my version of boot camp in here is just v. 3.0.2..

    Do I need boot camp in mac OS X to be 3.1 also? if so, how? I've searched the mac download site for boot camp 3.1 for mac, but can only find the 3.1 for windows. :/
  • BrightScreen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    What I did on my unibody Macbook Pro 15" (04/2010) was to use Bootcamp assistant in Mac OS X to partition the disk, follow the instructions and then reboot to install Windows 7 64bit from the installation DVD.

    Once Windows 7 was installed, I downloaded this file with Bootcamp 3.1 (http://files.me.com/jason_fearing/an51fn), I run the executable there and everything (keyboard, webcam, wireless, graphic card, light sensor,...) worked perfectly out of the box.
  • azpc Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Just wanted to let you know that Nvidia has posted new drivers on their website (6-15-10).

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-257.21-whql-driver.htm l

    This is the first driver release from the Release 256 family of drivers (versions 256.xx to 259.xx).

    This driver supports the following NVIDIA notebook GPUs (please refer to the Products Supported tab for exceptions):

    * ION notebook GPUs.
    * GeForce 8M, 9M, 100M, 200M, and 300M-series notebook GPUs.
  • eli_mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the exact same problem - there were no video drivers and nothing worked as it should. Then I used the link in BrightScreen's post, which had the new version of Bootcamp 3.0 (that apparently shipped on the Snow Leopard disc only on the April 2010 Macbook's) and it worked!! It had the video drivers for the Macbook Pro April 2010! Open the foloder called drivers and install the NVIDIA and ATI drivers and everything will work fine! Thanks!
  • MosesMulenga Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Brightscreen, you wrote the following, could I please clarify (before I install Win 7):
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    "What I did on my unibody Macbook Pro 15" (04/2010) was to use Bootcamp assistant in Mac OS X to partition the disk, follow the instructions and then reboot to install Windows 7 64bit from the installation DVD.

    Once Windows 7 was installed, I downloaded this file with Bootcamp 3.1 (http://files.me.com/jason_fearing/an51fn), I run the executable there and everything (keyboard, webcam, wireless, graphic card, light sensor,...) worked perfectly out of the box."
    ------

    Taking this with your other posts on the subject, and the general thread, am I correct in saying that this is the process:

    1. I have Bootcamp 3.0.2 installed on the Mac. From what you say here and in other places, I need to first upgrade this to Bootcamp 3.1? If so, is the 800+ Mb file at http://files.me.com/jason_fearing/an51fn the file that does this?
    (for the record, I have looked through my 2 original disks that came with my new i7, and can't find a Bootcamp upgrade ... no matter)

    2. I then run Bootcamp to create the partition, as described in the (now printed) Boot Camp Installation Guide, leaving space for 20Gb of Win 7/64, 3 GB for MS Office, and another 3Gb for MS Project and MS Visio ... call it 30Gb to be safe.

    3. From within Win 7 I run/install the Bootcamp3.164-bit.exe file downloaded from the Apple site

    4. As I have the 330m video drivers, I update them from http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-257.21-whql-driver.htm l .

    5. I rejoice that I can now run MS project (although feel a bit bummed that I had to install MS products on my shiny new MAC)

    Have I got this right? Your advice on Bootcamp has been very helpful so far, so many thanks in advance.


    3. I then install Win 7 on the
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