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    MacBook + Windows 7

    Hi,

    Recently just got in the mac business, and enjoying my new macbooks very much, but for obvious reasons, windows needs to go on, installed through bootcomp perfectly, only one problem now, all the drivers installed okay expect for the wireless, so i googled and found out what wireless card is built in and downloaded the drivers for it, but still no wireless in device manager!!

    After reading more, it looks like many people are having the same problem which wont be fixed until december when windows 7 is offically supported.

    Just wondered if anyone had managed to get windows 7 and wireless working on a mac

    Thanks!

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    have you downloaded the latest bootcamp package from apple?

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    What model of Macbook you got? I have windows 7 installed using bootcamp and wireless works fine for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    have you downloaded the latest bootcamp package from apple?
    Ive run apple update, just going to check version number after dinner, and see, wouldnt this update boot camp too?

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    I am using boot camp version 3.1 which is the latest,

    The model no. A1342

    Cheers for your help

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    Right, seem to have managed to get the wireless driver installed and working, but now only to find that the audio driver is installed and appears to be working, and device manager also reports no problems with it, yet there is now sound coming from the mac, ive checked every mute setting there could be with no sucess, the settings are set to full volume!! any help on this would be greatly appreciated and stop me from tearing all my hair out (:

    Edited:

    Definitley not a faulty mac, as when booted into mac sound works fine

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    Have you rebooted into Windows since the sound failed? Occasionally the sound doesn't work. Usually an uninstall and then re-install of the sound drivers brings it back (on XP on an old macbook Core 2 Duo) or just a simple reboot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HodgeHi View Post
    Have you rebooted into Windows since the sound failed? Occasionally the sound doesn't work. Usually an uninstall and then re-install of the sound drivers brings it back (on XP on an old macbook Core 2 Duo) or just a simple reboot.

    Yeah removed and reinstalled it a couple of times no, both from using drivers from mac install disc and also letting windows update install it, still same problem.

    boot it in mac and sound works pefectly

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    Are you using either of these packages? If not try the one you will need.

    Boot Camp Software Update 3.1 for Windows 64 bit
    Boot Camp Software Update 3.1 for Windows 32 bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Are you using either of these packages? If not try the one you will need.

    Boot Camp Software Update 3.1 for Windows 64 bit
    Boot Camp Software Update 3.1 for Windows 32 bit

    Got the 64bit version installed, which is what sorted the wireless out

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    oh sorry

    Can you see the sound device in device manager.

    Not sure why you have all these problems. Everytime i have done this its been fine.

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    Yeah, this is why im so stuck, device is installed and shows as working fine, even play music and the little mixer bobs up and down to show its picking up a noise

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    Is this a unibody Macbook? If not only 32bit editions of Windows are supported.

    Boot Camp: Macs that work with 64-bit editions of Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7

    You said new so I'm assuming it's an unibody, but I thought I would ask.

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    I would be tempted to boot into safe mode of windows 7 ( assuming it has safe mode ) and remove the drivers in safe mode ( device manager --> right click on sound card --> Un install ) and then re install using the driver from the boot camp disc or by first of all searching for the latest driver from said manufacturers website for the model / type of sound card you have and trying that driver as well ( obviously using one driver at a time )

    Once it is installed in safe mode, then reboot and test

    Repeat to try the other driver(s) , not sure how you would do this for the windows one via windows update, aside from un install in safe mode and then go to the windows update site but for this you would have to be in safe mode with networking and even then am not sure if it would work this way or if you have to boot into windows normally and then run windows updater to get the driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehp View Post
    Is this a unibody Macbook? If not only 32bit editions of Windows are supported.

    Boot Camp: Macs that work with 64-bit editions of Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7

    You said new so I'm assuming it's an unibody, but I thought I would ask.
    We've had them a couple of months but they were 2009 stock, so this might be the problem, going to test with a 32bit edition anyway now. Cheers for that

    I would be tempted to boot into safe mode of windows 7 ( assuming it has safe mode ) and remove the drivers in safe mode ( device manager --> right click on sound card --> Un install ) and then re install using the driver from the boot camp disc or by first of all searching for the latest driver from said manufacturers website for the model / type of sound card you have and trying that driver as well ( obviously using one driver at a time )

    Once it is installed in safe mode, then reboot and test

    Repeat to try the other driver(s) , not sure how you would do this for the windows one via windows update, aside from un install in safe mode and then go to the windows update site but for this you would have to be in safe mode with networking and even then am not sure if it would work this way or if you have to boot into windows normally and then run windows updater to get the driver.
    Just tried that with no sucess, thanks for your input mate, very much apprecaited!
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