So I installed Win7 64-bit on my Macbook Pro (Intel Dup 2.66 GHz, NVidia GT 9400M, 4gb DDR3) using bootcamp wanting to play games. I kinda want to go pick up Starcraft 2 but I don't want to buy a mac version of a game especially since I might be getting a PC desktop within the next year sometime.
Anyways, so when I launch games, usually they just won't launch without saying anything or it will give me some message about Direct3D. So, when i go in the DirectX diagnostic tool, it lists DirectDraw, Direct3D, and TGP texture acceleration as 'Not Available'. I checked and made sure that the hardware acceleration was at the fullest level, which it was.
Next, I went online to see what others were doing, and I found in a few places where people were installing DirectX 9.0 alongside DirectX 11 that comes with Win7. I tried to install it and I get the following error message:
"Internal system error. Please refer to DXerror.log and DirectX.log in your Windows folder."
From there I just wanted to post a few places and see if anyone else has ran into these issues running Win7 on a mac or anything like that. I know these laptops are supposed to run games over bootcamp pretty well, but i can't seem to get over this issue. Just looking for a next step.
Thanks for reading.