Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 10:03 AM (in response to Stacy Rothwell)
What's the version of the Bootcamp software installed on your USB flash drive? I believe it is in an XML file in the Bootcamp directory; "5.0.xxxx".
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 10:07 AM (in response to Stacy Rothwell)
Like I said earlier in this thread, my stock 2.3 GHz model with 750M installed Windows 8.1 without any issues. Then I deleted the Windows partition and wanted to re-install, then it didn't work anymore.
There must be a very strange and random issue.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 10:26 AM (in response to jdhiro)
Just FYI, Win 8.1 installed OK on my new 13" rMBP but the Intel graphics control panel app crashes when I try to run it. I installed the latest version off Intel's site, but with that the brightness can't be changed - the hotkeys on the keyboard nor the actual software slider work, it stays full bright. Other than that 8.1 appears to work great.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 10:41 AM (in response to TabsAZ)
Have you tried turning off adaptive brightness in Windows? that fixed my brightness issues!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 12:20 PM (in response to maskedferret)
I'm not sure how to find the version number,,,,
But I'll tell you one thing.... the batter life under Windows S-U-C-K-S!!!!!
I have a full charge, just browsing the internet, and it says I have a total of 1 hour and 8 minutes of battery life left. The bottom of the machine is hot and the fan whirs up and then dies down a lot.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 12:27 PM (in response to Stacy Rothwell)
I also get less battery life out of Windows 8.1 vs OSX. Expected, but honestly, mine is not as bad as yours! at some point while I was browsing the internet (chrome) I had 52% Battery life and Windows said 2 hours and 32 minutes remaining! Which seems about right!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 1:14 PM (in response to Stacy Rothwell)
I believe thats because windows (currently) only recognizes the 750m dgpu instead of the integrated one. At least from what I heard.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 1:35 PM (in response to jdhiro)
I just installed Windows 8.1 64bit, downloaded via msdn, on my new 15" mbp (2.3ghz, 512ssd, 750m) without any issues!
I'm really surprised as I read through this thread yesterday and didn't give Bootcamp any chance to get Windows installed.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 5:21 PM (in response to critical_error)
Hey, glad to hear it ! Would you please tell me what steps you used to achieve that result?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 7:19 PM (in response to jdhiro)
Got mine working finally. However I have a problem where the `~ key prints out \| instead. Anyone else having this issue?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 8:57 PM (in response to jarvil)
Yes, this is the same error that I've been getting. Tried to install Windows 8 multiple times to no avail. Jumping through some hoops now to see if I can install Windows 7 instead.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 8:57 PM (in response to HunterGuy222)
That is happening on mine as well. I suspect it's some kind of keyboard mapping issue.
You'll also notice the accent mark (left-leaning apostrophe) displays a backslash
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 9:10 PM (in response to Sid G)
The real problem is that every attempt copies a DVD's worth of files and wears out your SSD a little more.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 9:52 PM (in response to jdhiro)
The problem is not with new Macbook pro only- It s also with macbook pro in general.This is the solution (well mine)
--Make sure that have your bootcamp already -either on cd or on a usb key.
1.Turn on your computer (macbook pro )Keep your finger on the option key (alt) .
2.Select recovery 10.9 -next select disk utility --then erase the partition that you will use to install windows8/1, erase the drive by selecting Ms-dos.
3 It's done erasing the drive -now insert your bootcamp usb key -insert your windows8 /8.1 into the Dvd drive
(internal or external )It all depends on what macbook pro model you have.
4 Restart computer by keeping your finger on Alt key ---Select your windows8's dvd disk.
5 Press any key to boot up from dvd --Please do it .
6 When you get to choose the drive on which you will install windows8 -a error message will appear.
7 Don t worry just click on load driver -and within 2 minutes you re able now to click on erase.
It s now done erasing right.
7 Select the drive you ve just erased and now the installation process is on the way.
8 Remove the usb key >You ll need when all is said and done.
Note whenever the computer restarts make sure you don t press any keyboard key-- even if it s asking,
Just ignore it,
Let me know if my solution works for you.It did for me ,I have Maveriks installed + windows 8 and 7.
That s me.
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Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2013 4:23 AM (in response to chanlee007)
I simply created a bootable usb from the iso with Bootcamp (all options checked) and followed the instructions.
The only thing I had to do at the beginning of the installation process, was to choose the partition created by Bootcamp and click on "Format" (Windows told me, that it can't be installed on this partition because it was not NTFS formatted or something like this). Then I clicked next and went on.
I didn't do anything special but following the instruction of Bootcamp and the Windows installation.
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