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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac by Joe Kissell

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Install Boot Camp Drivers for Windows

A driver is a piece of software that tells an operating system how to communicate with some sort of hardware. Every part of your computer, and every peripheral, has a driver; that includes your video card, hard drive, keyboard, mouse, printer, audio interface, and many other components. Windows, like Mac OS X, includes built-in drivers for a wide range of common devices.

However, a basic installation of Windows does not contain drivers for some components of your Mac, which means that those devices may work only partially or not at all. The Mac OS X Install DVD for Snow Leopard or Leopard includes an installer (invisible if you look at the disc in Mac OS X) that adds these drivers to Windows, so that while ...

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