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Old Mar 16, 2013, 09:08 AM   #501
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And?

The lack of mainstream support means they're just doing bugfixes/security fixes. It doesn't mean they've abandoned it.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 09:25 AM   #502
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Actually... Microsoft dropped support of XP and Vista a long while back.
No, they extended XP support another year.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 10:31 AM   #503
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So, Apple still didn't get it right with 10.8 after 3 incremental updates and you want 10.9? Why, I must ask? This new OS X version every year BS is what's killing stability! 10.8.3 would be here long before if it wasn't for that.. what they couldn't fix on 10.8.3, they would on 10.8.4. Now they just care about 10.9 and putting all their efforts in it. Sure there will be a 10.8.4 version some time but, how much more? People are still having trouble.. different bugs were not solved but they will launch 10.9 and start from scratch. But, maybe it will have Siri and Apple Maps so that's all good YAY! NOT
Ok, I strongly disagree with you. You apparently havn't been around for a long time or otherwise you'd know that before the yearly update release cycle, stability was MUCH worse. For example, Leopard was a disaster in the early releases. You talk about like 10.9 as if it's not related to 10.8 at all. Progressive releases are built on top of one another, not separately. Just because Apple is working on 10.9 doesn't mean that currently unresolved issues on 10.8 go by the wayside.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 10:37 AM   #504
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Planning to do the same thing; cloning my drive tonight, then updating to 10.8.3 tomorrow. It's really the only safe way in case the update breaks something important to you...
I'm thinking of doing the same thing. Which software are you using? Does it clone your bootcamp as well? And how do you restore it?
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 10:43 AM   #505
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Massive increase in kernel memory usage (now 1.2GB after a reboot). Anyone else seeing this?
Mine is 611 MB
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 10:56 AM   #506
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I've read through the entire forum and most of the problems that people are reporting I've tried out for myself. I could not replicate any of the problems listed. I didn't try them all because not all applied to me - so I know this post is pretty vague but here's to letting people know that so far I'm happy.

I'm on a Mid 2010 iMac 27" i7 2.93 with 8 GB ram Radeon 5750 1 GB. I just came from 10.7.5 and did an erase and install and then copied files over manually. I didn't restore any preferences or anything like that. I reinstalled all software from scratch. I ran the daily, weekly, monthly scripts - reset PRAM - verified disk and reset permissions. Very smooth machine with yet a single bug to find in the last 24 hours (short I know).
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 12:02 PM   #507
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I've read through the entire forum and most of the problems that people are reporting I've tried out for myself. I could not replicate any of the problems listed. I didn't try them all because not all applied to me - so I know this post is pretty vague but here's to letting people know that so far I'm happy.

I'm on a Mid 2010 iMac 27" i7 2.93 with 8 GB ram Radeon 5750 1 GB. I just came from 10.7.5 and did an erase and install and then copied files over manually. I didn't restore any preferences or anything like that. I reinstalled all software from scratch. I ran the daily, weekly, monthly scripts - reset PRAM - verified disk and reset permissions. Very smooth machine with yet a single bug to find in the last 24 hours (short I know).

Mine is an mid 2011 21.5 Imac w/8 gig ram. This time I thru caution to the wind and used the NON Combo update (from 10.8.2). Note: I had a current Time Machine Backup of course!
No problems what so ever!!! TG! I will say that all that I noticed is that Safari is acting fabulous compared to before...being redundant I know, But it is way snappier!!!

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Old Mar 16, 2013, 01:01 PM   #508
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Installed the update on my 15" rMBP. All went smooth. It required a restart, no problem, done.

I decided to give it a reboot for the heck of it. When it booted I noticed the wallpaper went back to its previous one I had chosen a week ago, bug still not fix but it doesnt bother me too much.

Woke up this morning to open my computer from it being shut all night. Mouse was unresponsive for a few secs, same as before but I did notice that wifi was connected unlike before where you would have to wait.

Just a few bugs but other than that, OS seems smoother. I tried out diablo 3 and game is definitely better to play. Before i was getting loads of lag, causing me to resort to using an external display.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 01:35 PM   #509
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I installed 10.8.3 last night using the OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.3 (Combo) update and all is functioning normally on my Mac Book Pro 13" i7 16 GB (Late 2011).

Before I did any installation I updated my Time Machine Backup. Restarted in Recovery Mode and used Disk Utility to Both Repair The Disk and Repair the Permissions. BTW the Permissions were all FU'd.

With respect to my Windows 8 x64 installation which was already performing flawlessly without the new Boot Camp Windows 8 Drivers, I decided to bite the bullet and install the new Boot Camp Windows 8 Drivers anyway.

I first did a repair disk and then a system restore point on the Windows side titled "Before Windows 8 Boot Camp Drivers".

I just unzipped the file Boot Camp Support Software 5.0.5033 and burnt the contents to a DVD.

I then inserted the DVD and ran setup as an administrator.

Everything installed and is functioning normally.

I'm shocked that it was so painless but am also surprised that I don't notice any difference from the functioning of Windows 8 x64 from the way it ran using most of the old Boot Camp Windows 7 x64 drivers along with a few hacked drivers (keyboard, trackpad, and Intel graphics) I installed in December.

I don't have a clue what Apple is doing with this Windows 8 x64 Boot Camp Selective Installation but at least it worked on mine.

I would be curious to know if those Mac's not supported can still install the new drivers, not by running setup, but just going to the various directories on the DVD and trying to install them individually.

If someone tries this please advise.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 02:03 PM   #510
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CUDA on MBP mid 2010 13"

Will I benefit from installing the new CUDA from Nvidia's site on my MBP mid 2010 13" with GeForce 320M? Will it make the animations smoother?

http://www.nvidia.com/object/macosx-...45-driver.html
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 03:00 PM   #511
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Will I benefit from installing the new CUDA from Nvidia's site on my MBP mid 2010 13" with GeForce 320M? Will it make the animations smoother?

http://www.nvidia.com/object/macosx-...45-driver.html
the word "CUDA", is this what you call "driver" for mac?
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 03:24 PM   #512
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Before anyone starts whining about issues with this update. A clean install using a OS X 10.8.3 installer is recommended.
Uh...yeah...This isn't Windows dude so NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 03:29 PM   #513
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Is the weather widget working ok with this update? or is it coincidence?
Yep, runs like never before, glad I took time & trouble to upgrade!



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Mine is 611 MB
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 03:38 PM   #514
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Yep, runs like never before, glad I took time & trouble to upgrade!
Apparently there was a glitch I had with it. For about 30 minutes it wasn't even fetching any locations.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 06:00 PM   #515
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the word "CUDA", is this what you call "driver" for mac?
Yeah, I mean CUDA Driver (the one give on the website I pasted).
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 06:40 PM   #516
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 06:52 PM   #517
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Are there new graphic drivers for NVIDIA GeForce 320M in this update?

I'm using a mid 2010 Macbook Pro 13". Thanks for letting me know.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 07:00 PM   #518
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Congrats on your update!

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I installed 10.8.3 last night using the OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.3 (Combo) update and all is functioning normally on my Mac Book Pro 13" i7 16 GB (Late 2011).

Before I did any installation I updated my Time Machine Backup. Restarted in Recovery Mode and used Disk Utility to Both Repair The Disk and Repair the Permissions. BTW the Permissions were all FU'd.

With respect to my Windows 8 x64 installation which was already performing flawlessly without the new Boot Camp Windows 8 Drivers, I decided to bite the bullet and install the new Boot Camp Windows 8 Drivers anyway.

I first did a repair disk and then a system restore point on the Windows side titled "Before Windows 8 Boot Camp Drivers".

I just unzipped the file Boot Camp Support Software 5.0.5033 and burnt the contents to a DVD.

I then inserted the DVD and ran setup as an administrator.

Everything installed and is functioning normally.

I'm shocked that it was so painless but am also surprised that I don't notice any difference from the functioning of Windows 8 x64 from the way it ran using most of the old Boot Camp Windows 7 x64 drivers along with a few hacked drivers (keyboard, trackpad, and Intel graphics) I installed in December.

I don't have a clue what Apple is doing with this Windows 8 x64 Boot Camp Selective Installation but at least it worked on mine.

I would be curious to know if those Mac's not supported can still install the new drivers, not by running setup, but just going to the various directories on the DVD and trying to install them individually.

If someone tries this please advise.
Hi rtheb,

Again thank you for your in-depth post in this thread!

I ran a compare-check with TotalCommander (beta) x64 in Windows on all files in the main- and sub folders of the two packages [WindowsSupport] for Windows 7 in BootCamp 4 & [BootCamp5.0.5033] in BootCamp 5.

I was at the least 'surprised' that there where not much new/changed files in the latter package. So I'm holding my breath for the moment and postpone the update [BootCamp5.0.5033] because I have, as mentioned earlier and like yourself, tweaked many hours around to get the 'perfect' fit, for my likings & needs, that I have at the moment!

Please share with us the new functionalities in your 'brand-new' Windows 8, I for instance am very curious about the AHCI drivers for the two ODD sata connectors on the mobo.

Thanks for sharing, reading and Cheers for your succesful update!
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 09:53 PM   #519
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Can anyone please check Google News (http://news.google.com/nwshp?hl=en&tab=wn), mine's missing most of the thumbnail images after updating.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 11:17 PM   #520
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They fixed Safari scrolling on the rMBP - that alone makes this update worth-while for me.

Prior, scrolling in Safari was often choppy on integrated graphic, and would only get smooth with the dedicated card (I use gfxCardStatus to check and also switch manually). Choppy scrolling is not exactly what you'd expect on a quad core i7, retina display or not.

Glad they finally took care of it.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 12:04 AM   #521
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I'm thinking of doing the same thing. Which software are you using? Does it clone your bootcamp as well? And how do you restore it?
I use SuperDuper, which can clone back from the external drive to the internal drive if necessary.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 12:57 AM   #522
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Can anyone please check Google News (http://news.google.com/nwshp?hl=en&tab=wn), mine's missing most of the thumbnail images after updating.
Never checked it before but I'm seeing a lot of thumbnails so I'd guess they are all there.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 05:40 AM   #523
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I have no idea what Apple is doing these days, Lion was buggy as hell they never fixed it then they release ML, it has always locked up my MBP, took it to to the apple store and they said it was all good, seems to be related to Safari, anyway after the latest update I tried it again with Safari and it locked up solid after about 40 minutes of surfing, went back to FF and seems to be ok so far.....I would still be using Snow Leopard but I need iPhoto and some other features, I cant get Snow Leopard to do anything weird no matter how hard I try
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 07:53 AM   #524
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Getting bootcamp drivers to work on "non supported" Macs

Hi all,

After just reading in the MacRumors forums for a while I thought is was time to share my experiences with Bootcamp en Windows 8.

Background
I am a Microsoft SQL Server developer and have been using my 2009 Macbook Pro and mid 2011 MacMini for this purpose. I do not run OSX on my machines but just Windows including the Bootcamp drivers. For me this represents the best of two worlds: Apples exquisite hardware combined with the very good Windows 7 and 8 OS.
I have been running Windows 7 for years with no problems and last december made the switch to running Windows Server 2012 as my main OS. This is the server version of Windows 8 and very similar "under the hood".

Setup
As said I run just Windows. I simply format my whole HDD (with MBR) using an OSX install on an external HDD of USB stick and then install Windows. After that I install bootcamp. So far I have been using the Windows 7 BC 4.0 version with Windows Server 2012 and this worked fine. The only glitches it had were the non-present on screen display while changing the volume, screen brightness and keyboard backlight brightness. All the rest worked fine (well besides Bluetooth but that is because Microsoft in his wisdom decided that a server OS does not need BT support).

OSX 10.8.3
I was very eager to try this out as it annoyed me quite a bit that the OSD for the above settings worked just fine in W7 but not in W8. But then I read that my 2009 MBP was not supported... And indeed, after unzipping the BC 5.0 package and running setup I got a message saying:



Bummer. So I decided to digg in a bit deeper and went to the folder:

..\BootCamp\Drivers\Apple

And started bootcamp.msi. And voila:



Bootcamp 5 installed just fine on my "non-supported" 2009 MBP! In order to make it run you have to start it using Administrative privileges in Windows 8

After installing all still worked just fine and yes, I do now have OSD for volume and screen brightness controll!

But still not for keyboard backlight... but I guess Apple just left something to be desired for OSX 10.9

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Erik

EDIT
When a cloud passed the sun a few minutes ago, I noticed that the OSD for keyboard backlight was working as it should! It apparently only starts when the surrounding area gets darker. Never noticed this behaviour on Windows 7 though...

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