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I installed Windows 7 32 bit on my 27" iMac OS X 10.6.6. When Windows loaded, I couldn't connect to the internet via wireless or ethernet. It appears the drivers are not correct?

I did the same installation a while ago on a 24" iMac (can't remember the OS X version) and when Windows loaded, the wireless worked.

What did I do wrong?

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Why would you spend all that money on a Mac then decide to run dodgy ole Windows??? That'd be the first thing I'd say you did wrong :-) – paxdiablo Jan 23 '12 at 21:37
@paxdiablo: Sometimes you need to run proprietary software that only exists for one OS or the other. At least now you can install both on the same hardware. – FrustratedWithFormsDesigner Jan 23 '12 at 21:39
Did you install this through boot camp? You need the boot camp drivers. – skub Jan 23 '12 at 21:41
i used bootcamp to partition the drive and then went through the installation process of puting the windows disk in and letting it run its course. how do i get the bootcamp drivers? – user520300 Jan 23 '12 at 21:46
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Just read further in the Boot Camp installation guide, specifically Step 3: Install the Boot Camp Drivers for Windows.

See also: Installing Boot Camp drivers.

You must install the Boot Camp drivers to use all the features of your Mac with Windows. If it appears that the Boot Camp drivers weren't successfully installed, try repairing them.

To install or repair Boot Camp drivers:

  • Insert the Mac OS X Leopard disc or "Mac OS X Install Disc 1" into your computer.
  • Double-click the setup.exe file if the installer doesn't open automatically.
  • If you are repairing Boot Camp drivers that are already installed, click Repair.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions.
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@user520300 - Yep. Drivers are right on the disk. – skub Jan 23 '12 at 23:09

iMac doesn't have a CD/DVD drive - download the Boot camp drivers to a USB thumb drive and install from there.

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