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easiest_dinner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello Everyone,

I've Installed Windows 8 using Bootcamp, and installed all the drivers on the boot camp folder, but I have no sound.

I wiped the partition, reinstalled and still no sound.

I have also gone on the realtek website, downloaded drivers, still no sound.

Under Device Manager, there is a yellow warning for the Realtek Driver and the High Definition Audio Driver.

It says"The device cannot start.(code 10)



The request is not supported"


I have been trying to fix this for three days now. In that time I have uninstalled, reinstalled, updated dozens of times, and been googling all that time for solutions. I am about to pull the plug

Please Help.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • 1. Re: No Audio Boot Camp Windows 8
    BlazingD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same thing with my 2011 MacMini. Installing the HD3000 drivers from Intel (from Intel website) brought also the sound back (over HDMI)

  • 2. Re: No Audio Boot Camp Windows 8
    easiest_dinner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Did that, still says no audio device found.

  • 3. Re: No Audio Boot Camp Windows 8
    nsuugaming Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had this when I installed Windows 7 on my iMac. I fixed it by downloading the Realtek Audio Driver from here:


    http://www.realtek.com/downloads/downloadsCheck.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=24&PFid=24&Le vel=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false#High Definition Audio Codecs


    The Latest Drivers will work with Windows XP through to Windows 8.


    Then, just reboot and you should be good to go.

  • 4. Re: No Audio Boot Camp Windows 8
    easiest_dinner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have done this numerous times. It doesn't work. 

  • 5. Re: No Audio Boot Camp Windows 8
    imyoutubefan2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    exact same thing happening with me. I called apple and they told me to call microsoft which told me to trade it for another version of windows 8 that ended up not being here T_T

  • 6. Re: No Audio Boot Camp Windows 8
    folbaj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Found one solution that works after working through a bunch that didn't.


    The audio drivers that come with the latest boot camp don't work to produce sound even though Windows is reporting that the device High Definition Audio is working.


    The task is to update the device driver using the driver from Cirrus Logic which can be found at

    http://www.stuffedcow.net/macbook_audio.  Select "WinVista" version on this page or use this link to download the zip that contains the drivers at http://www.stuffedcow.net/files/CS4207_WinVista_Win7_32-64-bit_6-6001-1-30.zip.


    First unzip the drivers to a file folder of your choice that you will need to remember as you will need to point to it later, e.g.  c:\users\yourname\Cirrus_Logic


    Next find the audio device in device manager.  Can use Search Settings "device", select "update device drivers" or "device manager" and find "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers".  Under this item, you should see a High Definition Audio device that is working properly.,   Right Click on it and select "Update Driver Software", then "Browse My Computer for driver software", then navigate to or paste the folder path into the location window. Click Next, and it will start looking for drivers in that folder/path.


    It should find the drivers and complete the installation and when it is done your sound device should now be named "Cirrus Logic".  Be patient at this step, it can take a few minutes.


    Must reboot computer at this point and then sound through speakers or audio jack should be working!


    Good Luck,



  • 7. Re: No Audio Boot Camp Windows 8
    imyoutubefan2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I found that if you get a new windows ISO and new bootcamp support files it is fixed now

  • 8. Re: No Audio Boot Camp Windows 8
    Mr.L3X Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


    First, excuse my poor way to explain because Im from Costa Rica in Central America and my native language is Spanish. I have a Macbook Air with maverick 10.9 and windows 8 installed, everything is fine except the sound, there is no sound at all. Lucky to get to this post, download the Cirrus Logic file that you recommend


    and follow the installation procedure, but I have one question: Which one of the long list of models I have to choose? Any help or suggestion to get the sound finally in my laptop will be appreciated!


    I have to mention that I download to a USB drive the latest version of bootcamp directly from my other OS in the same laptop and when I try to run the bootcamp.exe the system says isn´t compatible with my version of 64bits. Apparently this is the only real solution but Im stuck in the final step to close this painful chapter in my life, hahaha.

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  • 9. Re: No Audio Boot Camp Windows 8
    abdullahazzam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i'm having same problem too,


    Macbook pro 13 inch boot camp windows 8.1 pro, early 2011

    Installed windows 8.1 pro using usb EFI Boot / EFI Mode,

    use the GPT to change the BOOTCAMP disk permission

    download and installed the newest bootcamp driver for windows


    everything works except audio.


  • 10. Re: No Audio Boot Camp Windows 8
    Lavaryder Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


    I had the same issue.  Thanks to this discussion site i was able to resolve my issue.  Please find the detail step defining how to resolve Audio issue step by step.


    1. Download  -->



      •      create a folder and extract the files on your desktop or any location where you can find map it while installing the driver manually.

         2.  Go to device manager.

      •      Right click on sound and select " update driver software"
        • select " Browse my computer for driver software"
          • select " Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"
            • select " Have Disk"
              • map to the driver location and select the .ini extension file.
      • wollaaaaz.....  you should be all set. 
    • enjoy the sound of Apple ....  
  • 11. Re: No Audio Boot Camp Windows 8
    abdullahazzam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    after i map to the driver location and select the .inf extension file, still not effect..

  • 12. Re: No Audio Boot Camp Windows 8
    Bobby NAN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Issue might be due to HDMI Output.



    I had a secondary monitor connected to my MAC PRO over HDMI and this was causing the issue.

    My MAC was sending the audio over HDMI instead to the speaker.



    If there is sound coming from your audio jack, this is the problem.



    Change Default Audio Output.



    Open Control Panel

    View by: Small Icons

    Double Click Sound

    Under Playback Tab.

    Highlight Speaker

    Set Default.

  • 13. Re: No Audio Boot Camp Windows 8
    Drunkmonk1600 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Folbaj. Totally worked! I've been living w/o audio on my Bootcamp windows for a couple years now. Ran into a little hurdle when trying to update my Driver. When navigating to the Cirrus Driver make sure to hit "next", not "Let me pick..."

  • 14. Re: No Audio Boot Camp Windows 8
    evil.devil Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did what you said but I get "The folder you specified doesn't contain a compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a driver, make sure it is designed to work with Windows for x64-based systems."


    I'm on win8 x64 EFI boot.

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