6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2013 8:50 PM by Sargy
AngVas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

on MacbookPro (retina), running Windows 8 over Boot Camp, attempt to run Boot Camp Control Panel results in error message related with lack of administrative privileges to access the startup disk settings. Also, FaceTime HD camera is not available and some trackpad gestures (two finger press and two finger swipe) occasionally fail.

  • 1. Re: Macbook Pro (retina) issues with Windows 8
    BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,970 points)

    First item here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1899

     

    Windows 8 is not supported by Bootcamp. There are no Windows 8 Bootcamp drivers.

  • 2. Re: Macbook Pro (retina) issues with Windows 8
    AngVas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks!

    I wonder when we can expect Windows 8 support?

     

    If it matters to anybody, the rest seems to work fine.

    There is also some workaround to running the BC Control Panel here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4230540?start=0&tstart=0

  • 3. Re: Macbook Pro (retina) issues with Windows 8
    jake Root Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I installed Windows 8 Pro on my MBP Retina yesterday with only minor problems.

     

    - Bootcamp incorrectly formatted the partition, which was easy to fix in the install process.

    - Wifi was extremelly slow to connect, so much so that I resulted to seaching google to see if something major was wrong with my installation

    - Scrolling was overly sensitive to the point where using the arrows was much for satisyfing

     

    Other than that, the USB stick of course came bundled with the support which sets itself up (at least it did for me). Keyboard functions (media controls, volume, brightness, etc) and all the extra dongles (wifi [eventually], bluetooth, etc) work. I also hope to see drivers for swiping and improved scrolling in the future...would be really helpful considering the laptop cost in excess of 2.5 grand.

     

    I don't have any answer for when support will be coming, but I'm sure you can count on this forum post for when it will be...your question was result #1 for me on Google search.

  • 4. Re: Macbook Pro (retina) issues with Windows 8
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,455 points)

    jake Root wrote:

     

    I installed Windows 8 Pro on my MBP Retina yesterday with only minor problems.

     

    - Bootcamp incorrectly formatted the partition, which was easy to fix in the install process.

    Just an FYI, Boot Camp always formats the partition as FAT, it is up to you to reformat to NTFS using whichever Windows installer you have.

  • 5. Re: Macbook Pro (retina) issues with Windows 8
    AngVas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Update on Boot Camp Control Panel failure:

    BCCP turned out to run flawlessly for 'Standard' type user. So the issue is likely to occur often since the first user created upon Windows initialization is of 'Administrator' type. Obviously, before they fix it, the workaround is to create and use another user of 'Standard' type (using Windows Control Panel/Users).

     

    Given this, the only remaining apparent issue with Windows 8 is the Facetime HD camera - still no way to run it.

     

    There is a peculiarity I noticed with the touchpad - under Windows 8, two-finger click in the lower zone of the touchpad tends to fail invoking the pop-up menu - anyboy else observing this?

  • 6. Re: Macbook Pro (retina) issues with Windows 8
    Sargy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What display resoltions did you use so that the text/icons/browsers /desktop images/words weren't so small?  I couldn't find a good middle ground on my 15" retina display.