windows 7 bootcamp help?
I'm currently running windows 7 with bootcamp and i cannot only get my mouse to work properly (right click doesn't work nor scroll) and i cannot connect to the internet even though I've used an external networking card – i wanted to use windows to play games on steam and too get into coding – i dont have an OS cd for osx mavericks (the version of osx I'm running) i was wondering how to get a version of this and i figured its a problem with drivers or the lack thereof more likely or even do it without a disc. i really dont know what to do and i dont have a spare thumb drive big enough to mess around with (i only have one big enough and i dont want to give it up to this – the other is only 1gb) so all i really need is a better solution than finding or buying an osx 10.9 disc.
hey i could really use some help
- ƃʍɐp ʇıdsuɹnʇLv 67 years agoFavorite Answer
Boot into OS X, download the Windows support software from http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1638 (contains required hardware drivers), put the downloaded software on a flash drive, boot into Windows, run the downloaded software to have the drivers installed.
However, if you have OS X 10.9 Mavericks, your Boot Camp version is 5. For this version, Apple provides only 64-bit support software. So, if you installed the 32-bit version of Windows 7, you could try to install the older Boot Camp support software (v. 4) from http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1630
(Once you have Windows sorted, let it install all updates and also install an antivirus software, e.g. Microsoft Security Essentials http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/securit... or Avira http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus )
There is extensive Boot Camp support on Apple's website http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/