Apple Cider wrote:
Yes, when you get the option to either burn a CD or use a USB drive, you can specify a USB drive. Just ensure to follow the instructions when you go to install the drivers. The main thing is to run the setup in Windows 7 comparability mode.
You can also save to your local OSX desktop and deal with transferring to removeable media later. As a bonus that method tends to be faster.
So I have a bit of a different issue... and after scouring the internet from one end to the other and found no resolution - you folks are my last hope, after which I say the heck with this.
LSS, my brother-in-law needed a Windows computer for an online course he's doing. Thinking it was going to be faster/easier, I simply wiped the drive of our late-2008 MacBook (aluminum, non-Pro) and did a straight install of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, which went surprisingly well.
NOTE that this is NOT a Boot Camp install, so 99% of the tips, guides, etc. on Win8 on a MacBook are not helping clarify the problem.
Only problems: Trackpad is pretty much point-and-click only, no gestures of any kind (can live with that), and a total lack of audio.
The audio is a deal-breaker. I've tried the RealTek and Cirrus driver downloads without success.
Anyone want to suggest a non-Boot Camp solution? Or do I need to go back to square one, install a minimal OS X system, then use Boot Camp to do a "more reliable" install of Win8?
If I go the latter route, is it likely that we will indeed have sound?
Or - would we be more likely to be successful with Win8 virtualized?
You should go through the Boot Camp route to have the most stable solution. If you can get a copy of the Windows Support and Drivers Disc that Boot Camp creates you could try installing those drivers on your native install first, but I think you will still have issues.
Windows 8 is not officially supported on Boot Camp yet, so there will be a few quirks even with it until Apple releases refreshed official drivers.
I managed to run windows 8 on mac book pro non retina, had the usual issue with Drivers and found that nvydia graphics and audio drivers needed manually installing to get them to work properly, then suddenly for no reason I lost my audio.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling every driver I can think of, enabling and disabling sound devices, but I just cant get it working again.
Interesting thing is that the volume is going up and down as though its working but no sound is obviously coming out and there is a red light in the headphone socket- (I am not sure whether this was lit when it was working previously).
Any suggestions, cos I am at a loss