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andy_bon or gmcouto, can you email me the modified msi file, i get some errors when i try to patch it

 

dingoblue10@gmail.com

 

Bluedingo did you do the run in compatability bit - thats what actually makes this work, the rest just lets it install? Are you using 32bit or 64bit?

 

Yeah... it works for me....

 

here is my little tutorial that i'm posting in some of other sites:

Install MacDrive 7.2.5...

 

How to do it:

1. Extract the MSI from exe using Winrar

2. Edit the MSI to accept windows 7(at LaunchConditions tab... where is something like WindowsNT=600 you put >=600)

http://www.brothersoft.com/easy-msi-editor-70589.html

3. Set compatibility mode for the MSI to Windows Vista.

4. Install normally.

I'm running MacDrive 7.2.5 at Windows 7 64-bit build 7000.

Works perfectly

(i 'heard' that an old installation trick used in Vista64 for activation still works)

 

 

 

Dont install macdrive_7.2.2 or macdrive_7.2.4.... it brokes Widows 7

 

Gmcouto. Glad this has worked for someone else. Prefer your instructions - a bit more to the point.

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Double check if you marked Windows VISTA at compatibility mode. It is very important.

 

Tried to set administrator rights on compatibility mode?

 

Tried to re-download the packages to see if your download is corrupted?

 

 

 

 

@andy_bon, thanks. And yours is far away complete than mine. More 'dumb' proof.

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Right here's my latest.

 

Firstly I don't think MacDrive 7.2.5 is as stable as 7.2.4, on 64bit anyway. Due to reasons other than the macdrive issue, I have reverted back to my vista os. The problems people are experiencing in this discussion on win7 are the same in vista. The program loads but no drive showing in explorer. This can only point to the program itself.

 

I have now re-installed 7.2.4 on vista, and all is back to normal. I think there are conflicts between Bootcamp and Macdrive, accessing the Drive, because whenever I do a reapir on either program, in Win7 or Vista, it seems to work again.

 

I would suggest that you try the same modifications I instructed on 7.2.4, not 7.2.5 to see if this resolves the issue on Win7. please post back to see if you have any luck.

 

PS forgot to mention. Try using Winclone in mac os, it's saved me hours in reverting back and fourth between Win7 and Vista, you need alot of free drive space on your HDD though!

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I also have not been able to get MacDrive working on 32-bit Win7. I have 2 HFS+ partitions on my the same drive Windows is on, but none of them showed up.

 

But nevertheless, I guess I mainly just wanted to SHOUT to someone and anyone that would understand that I got Win7, XP, and OSX.5.6 all working on my MSI Wind netbook!!! I'm technically a noob... atleast when it comes to triple booting.

I love Win7 so far though. The Alpha should be amazing.

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thanks for the pm gmcouto, but i tried that as well and i still dont get the disks

 

 

but i do get my ipod and external HD, seeing that their formatted in HFS

 

 

why would macdrive only recognise external drives and not the internal ones?

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thanks for the pm gmcouto, but i tried that as well and i still dont get the disks

but i do get my ipod and external HD, seeing that their formatted in HFS

why would macdrive only recognise external drives and not the internal ones?

 

 

If you see your iPod that means the MacDrive is working.

 

It seems not to be a MacDrive limitation. Probably MacDrive is being limited by something else.

 

Are you on a real mac? Because bootcamp may limit the access of foreign OS to the disks until you installs it's drivers properly. And there is no Win7 drivers by now(i think).

 

Maybe vista bootcamp drivers work(maybe not).

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i have an interesting development.

 

I'm running windows7 32 bit.

I have macdrive 7.2.4 installed.

 

Like everyone else, I get it to install, however, no HFS disks ever show up.

 

Well, I was doing some work on my partitions with the Mac OSX install disk, and when I booted up in windows I noticed that macdrive pulled up the disk as usual in my computer. Labeled and everything...the little macdrive icon over the disk and it reads HFS+ disk.

 

So... 7.2.4 obviously must work on windows, however maybe there is a windows setting that is now allowing the drives to come up?

 

Sorry I'm not more akin to actually figuring out how to make it work but maybe his info will help someone who knows the ins and outs

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its strange that it works for x64 just not x32... weird.. its has to be just a minor difference, someone with a good amount of knowledge should be able to figure it out!

 

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@All

Links to cracked/modified software are not allowed

 

Really sorry about that, just modified the installation check, to support Windows 7 and you still need your own serial key, well anyways I deleted the post.

 

I understand cracks, but no modified software, i mean look at all the kernel extensions(kext) most of them I am sure are modded.

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Hey first post, just thought I would try and help out given this thread has helped me get to where I am.

 

For all those who have a form of MacDrive installed under windows 7 but cannot view their internal mac drives, please ensure you have assigned a drive letter to the partition/drive/whatever under Windows 7. Once I had done this the drive appeared under windows explorer, completely visible using MacDrive

 

So for a partition (my setup):

 

Start > Right click Computer > Manage

Under disk management, right click the partition that OSX is installed to and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths..."

Click "Add" and pick the letter you want beside "Assign the following drive letter"

 

Hope this helps

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The Disk Manager won't let me select "Change Drive Letter and Paths..." for my HFS partitions. Any other ideas?

 

I just followed the instructions above.

 

I think he meant what did you do to your partitions with the install disc

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I followed the directions above and sucessfully installed 7.2.5 on my Windows 7 x64 partition (I'm using Boot Camp on an aluminum unibody MacBook). It worked fine. Then I tried to install Macdrive 7.2.4 (because there's a keygen for 7.2.4 out there but no keygen for 7.2.5) using the instructions above to edit the .msi. The install went fine, but then on reboot I got a BSOD and had to restore my system to a previous restore point. Any ideas on why the process wouldn't work for 7.2.4? The BSOD went by so fast I couldn't read it and I have no idea what it said (as if it would have made any sense anyway). Props to andy_bon! c

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I followed the directions above and sucessfully installed 7.2.5 on my Windows 7 x64 partition (I'm using Boot Camp on an aluminum unibody MacBook). It worked fine. Then I tried to install Macdrive 7.2.4 (because there's a keygen for 7.2.4 out there but no keygen for 7.2.5) using the instructions above to edit the .msi. The install went fine, but then on reboot I got a BSOD and had to restore my system to a previous restore point. Any ideas on why the process wouldn't work for 7.2.4? The BSOD went by so fast I couldn't read it and I have no idea what it said (as if it would have made any sense anyway). Props to andy_bon! c

 

 

nobody cares if you got it to work on an x64, we all know that it does work on x64. please only post useful info you have any regarding x32

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I've got genuine aluminium 24 inch 2.4ghz imac with leopard and windows 7 boot camp and i've installed macdrive by modifying the msi. I got the same problem as everyone else, I couldn't see the Mac drive. However, it seems whenever i install something or run a program, the macdrive recognises it and it shows up as device recognised and i can get read/write access to my mac hard drive.

I think this is what happened to Griffin Myers when he meddled with the installation disc

So far macdrive turned on when i isntalled Java re 6 11 and some video converting program (sorry cant remember its name)

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Okay, I think I may have found a possible method to get your internal HFS+ drives mounted in Win 7 x64. I noticed not too long ago that when I tried to uninstall MacDrive, but stopped the install at the UAC window, my internal drive showed up. So this time I tried repairing the MacDrive installation. Upon the first restart I noticed that the drive was accessible and I could access any of the files, I was still sceptical so I restarted a second time and the drive is still accessible in Win 7 x64. So it likes this works, at least for my hardware configuration, right now only 2 restarts, but I am keeping my fingers crossed. My hardware is a late '07 Macbook Pro 15". I know that this does not help the x32 people out there, but for anyone else it might help.

 

Edit: Also for the initial install I used the method provided by gmcouto.

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You can use the trial version of Paragon's disk tools (Drive backup, Partition Manager) to add a drive letter to Windows 7. Just install>>Right click on Mac partition in Paragon>>Assign Drive letter...then Apply the changes when prompted by paragon.

 

Once thats done MacDrive picks up the drive and it can be explored and edited as normal. Works like a charm under x32 Windows 7

 

-finaldestiny

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You can use the trial version of Paragon's disk tools (Drive backup, Partition Manager) to add a drive letter to Windows 7. Just install>>Right click on Mac partition in Paragon>>Assign Drive letter...then Apply the changes when prompted by paragon.

 

Once thats done MacDrive picks up the drive and it can be explored and edited as normal. Works like a charm under x32 Windows 7

 

-finaldestiny

 

 

 

i concur great job works awesome!

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Just installed MacDrive 7 in Windows 7 (7048) x64, its working great.

Trick is to install 7.0.10 (modified to install on x64), register, uninstall, install 7.2.5+ and it will keep registered. :)

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