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  • 15. Re: Windows 8 Pro (final edition) on a Mac
    Booyaches Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I installed Windows 8 Pro on my iMac 27 mid2011 (boot camp installation). The biggest problem I'am experiencing so far is low screen resolution. I can't force it to go pass 1600x1200px which is most probably caused by wrong graphics card driver. A lot of stuff from windows boot camp manager doesn't work (like for instance volume and brightness on keyboard). So far I had no idea how to get it to work.

    As I've mentioned in on of the previous posts, I have iMac 27 mid2011. :-)

  • 16. Re: Windows 8 Pro (final edition) on a Mac
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,420 points)

    Booyaches wrote:

     

    I installed Windows 8 Pro on my iMac 27 mid2011 (boot camp installation). The biggest problem I'am experiencing so far is low screen resolution. I can't force it to go pass 1600x1200px which is most probably caused by wrong graphics card driver. A lot of stuff from windows boot camp manager doesn't work (like for instance volume and brightness on keyboard). So far I had no idea how to get it to work.

    It is most likely a driver issue, and until Apple release drivers for Windows 8 there is no official solution, but you could try to identify the driver you need and try to get it from the video card supplier.

     

    Officially? Windows 8 is not supported yet.

  • 17. Re: Windows 8 Pro (final edition) on a Mac
    Steppenwolf323 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Sorry everyone. The situation has worsened as well.

     

    Firstly I have a mid-2011 21" iMac and a 15" MacBook Pro from the same time frame. Now both keyboards are only responding haphazardly. I know they are being detected because when I push the CAPS Lock Windows displays a message  telling me so, but when I type nothing appears on the screen. I have tried to hit enter hoping that maybe some glitch just prevented me from seeing the typing but with no success.

     

    I would say one in four attempts after restarts may work.

  • 18. Re: Windows 8 Pro (final edition) on a Mac
    ElusiveAura Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a mid 2011 iMac and have windows8 installed through bootcamp as well.  Everything works wonderfully on mine "except" the sound.  I have officially no sound whatsoever.  The drivers are installed.  There are no missing hardware !'s in device manager.  I even went to realtek website and downloaded sound drivers but still no sound.  I am really hoping Apple releases bootcamp drivers for Win8 soon.  I have the Professional disc, not the digital.  Anyone else having the same issue but was able to get sound to work?

  • 19. Re: Windows 8 Pro (final edition) on a Mac
    leemrw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same issue here. No sound plus the mouse does not respond to swipes and I have not found a way to right click.

     

    I am kicking myself for rushing into this without doing my research. You can probably track down all the devices inside your iMac and then download the drivers yourself as mentioned previously.

     

    My advice to others reading this is that you should stick with Win 7 if you have work you need to do immediately.

     

    Adding Bootcamp support for Win 8 to my holiday wish list.

  • 20. Re: Windows 8 Pro (final edition) on a Mac
    mark327 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Best advice i can give all of you is to look at Windows 8 on a supported machine to see if you like it first. I'll be honest, I hate it, i think that microsoft has lost the plot and Windows 8 is not at all designed with either laptop or destop formats in mind, if you dont have a touch screen then do not bother, stick to Windows 7. i have tried it on my 2011 MBP 17" and could not get the trackpad to work initially then after a bit of driver changing to USB device lost the use of the keyboard then Win8 fell over completely and wont even boot now. meanwhile had a play with Win8 on a PC and decided it is rubbish and will stick with Win 7 until the Fools at MS release Win 8.5, which is appaerntly on the way and will put back in the stuff like the Start button and an option to turn off that BL***y stupid Metro UI.

  • 21. Re: Windows 8 Pro (final edition) on a Mac
    konstantinos205 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've upgraded to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7 Ultimate on my iMac(Mid-2010) and waited for 2 and a half months to see if any bug or problem pops-up. But up until now I HAVE NO PROBLEM with Windows. I have installed the Windows 7 Supported Drivers by Apple and everything works PERFECT. I can even play Games for Windows Live as I've installed Batman Arkham City with Windows 7 Compatible box checked(an option given before installing). If I understood correctly, from your posts, the problem is with newer systems. Thank you all for your replies

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