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richard ocallaghan Level 1 (0 points)

Ok   I am assuming that the reason that the super drive is not being seen in device manager is that the drivers for it are the problem >>  all seems to go ahead when installing the bootcamp drivers but still no CD/DVD drive !!!!    This has happened before but I cannot remember the fix >> I think it had something to do with the registry but I am not sure abouit that ...

I am wondering what the name for the drivers for the superdrive is  so I could install them separately to make sure thay are installed ???


I have tried the fix for error code 49 but this doesnt work and various other fix its from micro soft without success ...

iMac, Other OS, windows 8
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,236 points)

    Apple hasn't released Windows 8 drivers at this moment, so you should keep with Windows 7 until Apple launches the Windows 8 drivers. If you want to install Windows 8, insert the USB drive with the Boot Camp drivers, open this, go to Drivers > Apple > AppleODDInstaller.exe and install this. If it doesn't work, choose a compatibility mode with Windows 7 or downgrade to Windows 7

  • richard ocallaghan Level 1 (0 points)

    thnx Mende 1     >> I tried that but still no CD/DVD      >> can you specify which o/s  ie win 7  to do that compatibility thing with >> it is insisting that xp is the way to go ?


    ps     >. I still think there was a way to do this using some registry edits or summat >> but I could have imagined that !!!

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,236 points)

    Right-click that installer and press Run in compatibility mode

  • richard ocallaghan Level 1 (0 points)

    ok >   the compatibility thang runs in xp (service pack 3 ) mode and it says that the drivers have installed successfully when run but still no sign of CD/DVD drive in device manager ?

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,236 points)

    You must wait for Windows 8-compatible Boot Camp drivers

  • richard ocallaghan Level 1 (0 points)

    ok  >>  ya know something >> its coming back to me now !!!   I am sure I had this problem with the preview version of 8 and somehow fixed it !!???

  • Teito Level 1 (35 points)

    I can think of two possibilities:


    1) Compatibility mode may have been written by Microsoft only to deal with programs written for Windows Vista or before, thereby not having a Windows 7 compatibility mode option.  In this case, although the rest of the discussion board points to its imprudence, the logic goes that Windows 7 programs should "just work" on Windows 8.  Regardless, I am pretty sure that compatibility mode is not really designed for use with drivers, but rather for use with other programs.  Drivers are a basic system level code implementation of device calls made by the OS.  In your case, it's the translation from Windowsese to the device's base language.  Regular programs make OS calls in a particular OS version's dialect for device resources.  In your case, this would be requests in one Windows dialect for device resources that only need the translation to the Windows 8 dialect before the translation to the device occurs.


    2) The underlying version of boot camp you happen to be running was written to work with Windows XP and Windows Vista.  Seeing an unknown version of Windows, from the perspective of the boot camp program, the error handler may be using the Windows XP drivers with the thought that the version of Windows you are using is pre-Windows XP (the only alternative case at the time that version of boot camp was written).  If you upgraded to a more recent version of boot camp where Windows 7 is the only version of Windows to deal with, the default boot camp drivers, according to the previous logic, should be Windows 7 drivers.  If you do upgrade, it would be prudent to make certain you have a full version of Windows 7 or Windows 8 to go on.  If you upgraded from Windows XP or Windows Vista, upgrading boot camp right now might not be a wise choice.


    Ultimately, whichever possibility happens to be the case here, Mende1 is correct in saying you should wait for drivers from Apple written explicitly for Windows 8.  Plenty of driver problems have been plaguing most users who have upgraded, even with Windows 7 drivers.  It may be 2.5 months (January 22nd or 23rd) before Apple releases said update, assuming it take Apple 89 days from Windows release to update boot camp as it did for Windows 7.

  • richard ocallaghan Level 1 (0 points)

    ok   ....  I kinda get that BUT that doesnt explain (?  does it ? )  how I was able to get the super drive to work with the preview version of windows 8 ?

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,236 points)

    Windows, during its beta versions, has got an updated kernel that could make that some drivers don't work in the RTM, so you can't make them to work on the Mac with the final edition

  • coolspot Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a iMac 2011 27" and Windows 8 seems to work fine with the existing Bootcamp drivers.


    What Apple computer do you have?

  • richard ocallaghan Level 1 (0 points)

    given the previous reply that is odd !!!   are you saying u installed win 8 and then the apple drivers and it all worked INCLUDING the super drive ????


    I still think it must be a matter of 'pointing'  the o/s to the super drive somehow ??   OR something else ..



    ps  I ran the odd drivers and windows said all the drivers had installed properly but still no drive in device manager ??

  • richard ocallaghan Level 1 (0 points)

    btw  iMac 2012 21"

  • richard ocallaghan Level 1 (0 points)

    how is it possible that the aboves installed without issues ????

  • richard ocallaghan Level 1 (0 points)

    hellooo      anyopne home ????

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