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  • IcoolerthnU Calculating status...
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    Nov 5, 2012 9:34 AM (in response to IcoolerthnU)

    completely backing out v 12.11 (beta) and installing 12.10 allowed me to reenable the hal driver (generic pnp monitor) without BSOD.  Note that backing out 12.11 also took with it catalyst control center.  So im on v12.10 WITHOUT catalyst control center and everything works nicely.

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    Nov 5, 2012 11:11 AM (in response to Apple Cider)

    Thanks for that! At the burn to disk stage can I use a USB instead of CD or DVD - I assume yes ?

  • Apple Cider Calculating status...
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    Nov 5, 2012 11:19 AM (in response to frji58)

    Yes, when you get the option to either burn a CD or use a USB drive, you can specify a USB drive. Just ensure to follow the instructions when you go to install the drivers.  The main thing is to run the setup in Windows 7 comparability mode.

  • frji58 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 11:27 AM (in response to Apple Cider)

    Thanks you are the man - or the woman :-)

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,270 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 11:38 AM (in response to Apple Cider)

    Apple Cider wrote:

     

    Yes, when you get the option to either burn a CD or use a USB drive, you can specify a USB drive. Just ensure to follow the instructions when you go to install the drivers.  The main thing is to run the setup in Windows 7 comparability mode.

     

    You can also save to your local OSX desktop and deal with transferring to removeable media later. As a bonus that method tends to be faster.

  • Mark Rushton1 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 7:22 PM (in response to dwaynie)

    So I have a bit of a different issue...  and after scouring the internet from one end to the other and found no resolution - you folks are my last hope, after which I say the heck with this.

     

    LSS, my brother-in-law needed a Windows computer for an online course he's doing. Thinking it was going to be faster/easier, I simply wiped the drive of our late-2008 MacBook (aluminum, non-Pro) and did a straight install of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, which went surprisingly well.

     

    NOTE that this is NOT a Boot Camp install, so 99% of the tips, guides, etc. on Win8 on a MacBook are not helping clarify the problem.

     

    Only problems: Trackpad is pretty much point-and-click only, no gestures of any kind (can live with that), and a total lack of audio.

     

    The audio is a deal-breaker.  I've tried the RealTek and Cirrus driver downloads without success.

     

    Anyone want to suggest a non-Boot Camp solution? Or do I need to go back to square one, install a minimal OS X system, then use Boot Camp to do a "more reliable" install of Win8?

     

    If I go the latter route, is it likely that we will indeed have sound?

     

    Or - would we be more likely to be successful with Win8 virtualized?

     

    TIA,

    Mark

  • arbillman Calculating status...
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    Jan 17, 2013 6:00 AM (in response to Mark Rushton1)

    You should go through the Boot Camp route to have the most stable solution.  If you can get a copy of the Windows Support and Drivers Disc that Boot Camp creates you could try installing those drivers on your native install first, but I think you will still have issues.

     

    Windows 8 is not officially supported on Boot Camp yet, so there will be a few quirks even with it until Apple releases refreshed official drivers.

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    Feb 22, 2013 7:57 AM (in response to dwaynie)

    I managed to run windows 8 on mac book pro non retina, had the usual issue with Drivers and found that nvydia graphics and audio drivers needed manually installing to get them to work properly, then suddenly for no reason I lost my audio.

     

    I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling every driver I can think of, enabling and disabling sound devices, but I just cant get it working again.

     

    Interesting thing is that the volume is going up and down as though its working but no sound is obviously coming out and there is a red light in the headphone socket- (I am not sure whether this was lit when it was working previously).

     

    Any suggestions, cos I am at a loss

  • annanymous Calculating status...
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    Jun 10, 2013 2:59 PM (in response to dwaynie)

    hey his isn for boot camp but im having trouble with keyboard help HELP!

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