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  • Ishtumba Level 1 Level 1

    Drat - I suspect that it might have something to do with the missing drivers for the cpu core (Windows 8 couldn't find it).. but tough to say.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9

    AMD Wiindows 8 64-bit


    If you upgrade over 7, Disk Cleanup - there should be 20GB from old.Windows showing under System Files


    Senseless -


    I run Windows 8 on Mac Pro w/o any Apple driver. What I am on now, rock solid through sleep and wake, restarts, letting it sit for hours or over night.

  • Ishtumba Level 1 Level 1

    Yeah, I should note that I have Windows 8 running perfectly on my Mac Mini (late 2011 edition)

  • techSage Level 1 Level 1

    If you have Windows 7 running already, yes, it's Boot to VHD feature will allow you to Boot to a VHD containing Windows 8. You can use the instructions found here: eviewOffAVHDVirtualHardDisk.aspx


    I am currently doing this on an Early 2011 MacBook Pro, so I know it works, but it is a bit on the technical side to get it to work, so be forwarned.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9

    Windows 8 will do the same and run Windows 7 alongside with split screen mode.


    MS was touting to IT and developers how nice 8 will be to work in and I think it sells the point quite well.


    With a workstation you could also offload compiles to a GTX (GPGPU).

  • anthonyfromkirkland Level 1 Level 1

    I propose maybe a different theroy.  I installed Windows 8 RP and didnt install the bootcamp drivers and still it freezes up.  I also have the same problem with freezing with OS X Mountain Lion DP4 and it seems that the freezing happens when using Google Chrome.  Maybe its becuase Google Chrome is not supported by either OS or maybe its Flash that is causing it.  Also the freezing is not just happening to Mac Hardware, its also happening to some PC hardware.  Ive tried all the solutions that has been posted online and never works so now im going to rid of Chrome and flash and see what happens. 

  • Ishtumba Level 1 Level 1

    Interesting - although, I still have the freezing without Chrome installed.


    I do have a new working theory though - also a lot of activity on this thread @ xda:


    I think the issue might actually be with the nVidia CHIPSET drivers (not GPU).. the chipset drivers are ethernet, co-processor, sata controller, etc. nVidia has yet to release Windows 8 beta drivers for the chipsets yet... so this could be the issue.

  • anthonyfromkirkland Level 1 Level 1

    It was just a theroy, at this point, its all we have.  Some have had luck with not using flash and disablig hardware acceration with their browsers and with Nvidia.  That might be it but unfortunatly we are screwed until they have a fix.  This is so dissappointing.  Im just going to run WIndows 8 using VMWare via bootcamp, not a single freeze that way.  Microsoft shouldnt released this as a preview until this was fixed, many developers are having issues workign their magic when this is freezing 1-3 times an hor on average.  Microsoft, get with your partners and get this fixed, you dont need this along with the critism you are already going to get with Windows 8 Metro and Charms. 

  • techSage Level 1 Level 1

    I've had some issues (installing AMD display adapter drivers for Win8RP seems to have remedied them though), but I would not wish that Microsoft would have waited to release RP until a driver situation gets sorted out.  It is the responsibility of the hardware manufacturers to provide stable drivers for their hardware, not Microsoft's (though Microsoft does assist them). Microsoft has to move forward and give mardware manufacturers a target to hit or the release schedule would be stagnant and we wouldn't get Win8 until 2013 or 14, waiting for every hardware manufacturer to reach stable driver milestones.

  • ryanfrompearland Level 1 Level 1

    I just hope that Apple listens to all of their customers who have been complaining for years about the limitations Apple imposes on users of other OS's.  Specifically, I really hope that the new version of Boot Camp (and the corresponding drivers) enable switching between integrated and discreet graphics along with AHCI in Boot Camp. If I had those two things, I think that the Macbook Pro would be the perfect laptop. 


    Both are totally possible and supported, but are disabled in the EFI settings.  There's no good reason for these features to be disabled in Boot Camp, except that their absence makes OSX look better in terms of performance and battery life.


    More people will buy Macs if they're able to use them however they want.

  • ehssand Level 1 Level 1

    The new nVidia graphics card driver has been released - maybe this will help. I'll check on that...

  • anthonyfromkirkland Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you, you rock.  I hope this works..

  • clechner77 Level 1 Level 1

    Here's my story.  17 inch macbook pro with Windows 8 preview release.  Freezes were random but constant.  I downloaded the new ATI Catalyst driver (just released specifically for Windows 8) and that seemed to help but didn't eliminate them.  After UPDATING CHROME, I haven't had a freeze since.  Seems they must have addressed whatever the issue is.  My advice, update the devchannel chrome and see how it goes.  It certainly seems the solution for me.

  • ryanfrompearland Level 1 Level 1

    The same combination (new ATI driver and Chrome update) seems to be working for me.  I've gone about 4 hours without it freezing up.

  • crackie Level 1 Level 1

    While it's entirely possible it is related to device drivers, it may not be related at all as well. None of the resolutions here worked for me but I stumbled on an article that where other people were having the exact same issue (on non-mac hardware) and they resolved it by installing Hyper-V, with the underlying issue being resolved in RTM (but not release preview).


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