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How to install windows 7 on macbook properly?

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Aug 14, 2011 2:11 PM

Hello there;

I've macbook 2007. I bought it used and it had windows 7 installed on it.

something went wrong with the W7 and had to reinstall a fresh one one.

I booted from W7 DVD and reinstalled the windows, everything is ok. network - wireless - graphic but only one thing went wrong.

there was no sound, and there's a red led in audio jack. I googled for 6 hours trying to figure it out. and I've tried litteraly EVERYTHING people said about it.

but that Led didn't turn off, and yet the sound didn't work.

and then I heard something about BootCamp that helps with messed up drivers and I downloaded it but it didn't work on windows, it says it must be installed on MAC but I don't have MAC now.


1- Is there a way to fix that sound issue without reinstalling windows? :-s I've really tried almost everything

2- if no, How can I install mac, which version should I install? where to get it? how long will it take? then how to install W7 again from it?


thanks in advance

hope anyone can help with this.


MacBook, Windows 7
  • cereskit Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Aug 14, 2011 3:28 PM (in response to I4344)

    i don't think i had this LED problem, but when i made a Windows partition with Bootcamp on my Mac I had to install the realtek Audio Drivers that came with the Mac installation CD: just pop in the CD, open it in windows, and look for the Audio drivers (you can also find them online, although I don't have a link )


    Hope this helps

  • cereskit Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Aug 14, 2011 6:18 PM (in response to I4344)

    This is the link i used:



    The download you want is the middle one, the 'HD Audio Codecs'


    Accept the terms and then use the top row of the  'Windows' download colum: click the 'US 1' link to download


    Hope this works

  • chrisc1 Calculating status...
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    Aug 15, 2011 1:34 PM (in response to I4344)

    That is odd if the codec's didn't work, but if there's a red light in the audio jack then it's most likely the sensor is fudged. Check this post from macrumors: I found a fix for the red light problem. I'm not sure if I like it, but it works. After reading forum thread after forum thread of users that had this problem, I found a dude who fixed his jack with a rubber ended bobby pin. It seems a sensor gets bent (?) and the system thinks your digital external line is still plugged in. I took the butt end of a matchstick and tickled inside the jack. My red light went out. My internal speakers work again.



    Searching online seems to all point to a sensor most likely being the issue for the audio if there's a redlight showing. Your drivers could actually be fine, but won't matter if that sensor is damaged/loose. Are you getting sound from normal uses (youtube etc)?


    Pry won't matter but did you try in a VM as well? I have Win7 on VirtualBox (free).

  • cereskit Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Aug 15, 2011 4:57 PM (in response to chrisc1)

    I agree with chrisc1.. the problem on my Macbook windows was a common problem that happened to everyone, as i hadn't installed the sound drivers yet. If what he recommends doesn't work, i would say that you should really take it into an Apple store, even if the OS isn't Mac OS X.. they probably have a fix.


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