Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 8:45 PM (in response to Ngo M. Hung)
Install/enable Hyper-V and you will be freeze free (very likely at least)
Go to START
Right click and go to ALL APPS in the lower right corner
Open CONTROL PANEL
Click on PROGRAMS AND FEATURES
On the left, click on TURN WINDOWS FEATURES ON OR OFF
Choose HYPER-V (I chose everything)
Enjoy Windows 8, now freeze free!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 9:26 PM (in response to clechner77)
Ok, I was forced to go back to Windows 7. Nothing works. I would try the Hyper-V but im just so frustrated with WIndows 8, it was so unusable for me.
I am willing to try it again if I can get the trackpad to work. IThe trackpad works perfectly if I dont choose the keep all settings, apps and files option but if I chose it, the trackpad is dead. I even delete the drivers from device manager and then go to bootcamp drivers and only choosing the trackpad drivers.
I want to use WIndows 8 but I want to use my apps and not have to start all over again from scratch. I have over 160 apps so reinstalling them will suck. ANyone have any advice?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 9:57 PM (in response to anthonyfromkirkland)
I'm fairly certain that Hyper-V is going to fix your freezing but the trackpad is a little more perplexing. I always start from scratch as I want everything to be as fresh as possible giving me far less room for old drivers or incompatabilities or something left over. I work in IT and I haven't "upgraded" anyone in years without starting from scratch. Just my take on it but I really do understand why you would rather upgrade. With 160 apps that's quite an undertaking to be sure.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2012 5:33 AM (in response to clechner77)
I don't want to jinx it, but so far, this is working. I installed Hyper-V last night and haven't had it freeze since. If I can get all the way through the day today, I'm calling this a success.
Thanks for the tip on this.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2012 5:39 AM (in response to ryanfrompearland)
It really does work and is already fixed on internal builds, according to Microsoft. I can't believe how fast Windows 8 is.... don't want to go back to anything else! ( I swear I don't work for M$).
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2012 5:41 AM (in response to clechner77)
Hah. I agree with you on the speed. Until this fix, I was considering switching back to Win7 for my work build, but now that it's stable, I'm definitely sticking with Win8RP. It took a bit of getting used to, but the performance is totally worth it. Now that I'm accustomed to the start menu being gone, I actually find that I'm accessing things more quickly using the new interface as well.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 8:43 AM (in response to clechner77)
@clechner77: Frezzing still exist. I'm sure that, we need new bootcamp driver which support to Windows 8. We only wait to Apple. If you have any other solution for frezzing problem, please advise us. Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 10:45 AM (in response to Ngo M. Hung)
Here is another suggestion from an expert on Windows internals that many are saying helps freezing issues in Windows 8: http://www.withinwindows.com/2012/06/28/workaround-for-windows-8-freezing-issues /
I haven't tried it myself as I am evaluating whether the Hyper-V install works for me (2 days strong so far!). I will try it soon though.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 11:19 PM (in response to techSage)
I can also confirm that techSage's solution works! Thanks!
For you guys having trouble with the trackpad, just install the boot camp drivers for Windows 7 in compatibility mode and they will work perfectly!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2012 6:42 AM (in response to JayMelBE)
This issue is happened by 320M nvidia driver.
All Macs using 320M graphics card cannot run Windows 8 stably.
I've tried all existing 320M driver on Windows 8 and none was working correctly.
Now, I've tried Windows 8 RTM. And it still hasn't fixed.
This is a SERIOUS ISSUE and NVIDIA should make a fix ASAP!