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Old Oct 29, 2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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When will Apple release Boot Camp drivers for Windows 8?

I have just installed Windows 8 on my Mac Book Pro via Boot Camp.
But I haven't installed boot camp drivers since I heard many stories about how it makes windows 8 crash.

My question is "Does anyone know when the drivers will be released ?"
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Shall I wait for windows 8 drivers OR
Shall install windows 7 drivers right away ?
I am thinking to wait , cause everything looks pretty fine for now and I don't want to reinstall windows 8 when it crashes.

What do you guys think ?
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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Installibg the drivers was a mistake. It keeps crashing all the time, so I'm doing a system restore now to delete the drivers. I would just wait for official support, whenever that might be...
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 02:18 PM   #3
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I installed the W7 drivers and all worked well. The only issue I had was the camera app saying the camera version wasn't supported. A few driver updates later and its all fixed.

No issues yet but I haven't used it extensively.

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Old Oct 30, 2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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I have never had a good experience with boot camp drivers soon after a new version of windows was released. It almost seems like apple makes really crap drivers so to make you think windows sucks lol...

From my experience i usually give it a couple of months before trying to install a new windows OS. And that is to let the bootcamp drivers mature
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 02:51 PM   #5
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My issue is that the drivers install fine, but the BootCamp assistant wont open I get an error about not being allowed to change boot partitions, and then it closes.


Not that it really matters, I cant STAND Win8 I'll just stick with Win7
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 03:16 PM   #6
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I have just installed Windows 8 on my Mac Book Pro via Boot Camp.
But I haven't installed boot camp drivers since I heard many stories about how it makes windows 8 crash.

My question is "Does anyone know when the drivers will be released ?"
And
Shall I wait for windows 8 drivers OR
Shall install windows 7 drivers right away ?
I am thinking to wait , cause everything looks pretty fine for now and I don't want to reinstall windows 8 when it crashes.

What do you guys think ?
hey i was wondering if you used the microsoft dvd-usb tool to burn the iso image into the usb? thanks
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 03:27 PM   #7
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The real question is why one anyone would choose to ruin a perfectly good Win7 Bootcamp with the disaster that is Win8.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 08:40 AM   #8
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hey i was wondering if you used the microsoft dvd-usb tool to burn the iso image into the usb? thanks
Actually i had Windows 8 iso image burned on DVD.
I also had Boot Camp W7 drivers burned on DVD.

Installation of Windows 8 went well.
I ended up installing windows 7 drivers since wifi and some other stuffs were not working properly. And of course , W8 crashes and freezes sometimes. But had to bear it to finish developing my windows store app.

The biggest problem is that "I am not being able to access Boot Camp control panel".
It says "You don't have a privilege" even when i am running it as an admin.
Tried reinstalling several times. But didn't work.

Since , i couldn't access BC control panel , i am using an external mouse.
Though , things are not being disastrous , hoping Apple would release W8 drivers soon.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 09:09 AM   #9
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I honestly cannot believe you would want to switch Windows 7 to Windows 8 (implying that is what you had previously).

I find 7 much more reliable than 8. Probably since 7 ate 9.
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Weren't the new Macs announced before win8's general availability? It'd be an Apple move to say that only laptops announced after windows 8 was released will support it...

So buy a new mac.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 10:16 AM   #11
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The real question is why one anyone would choose to ruin a perfectly good Win7 Bootcamp with the disaster that is Win8.
Yeah, not like Apple makes a touchscreen laptop or convertible which is what Win8 excels at. By giving you the desktop mode which makes it seem bipolar they've allowed you to use and install the software you already have. Shame on them for not making you not buy new.

I'm OS agostic, I've been using Win8 RTM since August when it was given to us by MS. It's not bad, but it's a paradigm shift for computing that turns the notion that 8 is just 7 in a new version like MS always has and OSX still does.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 10:26 AM   #12
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 11:02 AM   #13
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Yeah, not like Apple makes a touchscreen laptop or convertible which is what Win8 excels at.
Fingerprints, smudges, and a little bit of cream cheese from my morning bagels all over my laptop screen... just what I need!
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I honestly cannot believe you would want to switch Windows 7 to Windows 8 (implying that is what you had previously).

I find 7 much more reliable than 8. Probably since 7 ate 9.
Been using 8 for a while. No stability issues, so not sure how it could be "more" reliable when they are both reliable.

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Weren't the new Macs announced before win8's general availability? It'd be an Apple move to say that only laptops announced after windows 8 was released will support it...

So buy a new mac.
Just bought a new mac. So where are my drivers?
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 12:46 PM   #15
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The real question is why one anyone would choose to ruin a perfectly good Win7 Bootcamp with the disaster that is Win8.
Windows 8 is not a disaster. I have been running the Win 8 Beta for 2 months and installed WIn 8 Pro the day it came out. I love it. It is a solid as Win 7 was with many cool features. Infact, my Sony VIAO with WIn 8 it getting more time than my 1 week old 15" MBP.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 01:52 PM   #16
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installed win 7 drivers, everything works fine
hey do you have any idea why my brightness/sound keys on my keyboard dont work when im using windows 7?thanks
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 11:04 AM   #17
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Windows 8 is not a disaster. I have been running the Win 8 Beta for 2 months and installed WIn 8 Pro the day it came out. I love it. It is a solid as Win 7 was with many cool features. Infact, my Sony VIAO with WIn 8 it getting more time than my 1 week old 15" MBP.
Agreed. Win8 is not a disaster at all !!!
Though it is a bit hard to find a way for the first time , actually w8 is bag full of cool features.
And i think , once you get used to the OS a little bit , you will actually start loving it. Also i feel like , navigating around is much easier and simpler in windows 8 than win7. But , maybe it is just me

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hey do you have any idea why my brightness/sound keys on my keyboard dont work when im using windows 7?thanks
Have you tried re-installing W7 drivers?
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 05:34 PM   #18
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If you have a working Windows 7 install already, I'd either hold off on installing Windows 8 until the driver situation is sorted out (all new versions of Windows have driver issues for the first 3-4 months, and those issues go far beyond Bootcamp), or just install it as a VM in a program such as Parallels. There have been a lot of changes to Windows 8 (not just the UI overhaul), and some of the kinks will take time to iron out.
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Fingerprints, smudges, and a little bit of cream cheese from my morning bagels all over my laptop screen... just what I need!
Better get rid of those iPhones and iPods in your sig line pretty quickly then if that's an issue.
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Better get rid of those iPhones and iPods in your sig line pretty quickly then if that's an issue.
In order to stop the smugding on my iPHone screen i simply stopped eating...problem solved.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 10:28 AM   #21
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To re-address the original question...

Typically, how long does it take Apple to update boot camp drivers after a new Windows release?

My corded mouse from 1993 is currently on loan from the Smithsonian and they want it back.
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Fingerprints, smudges, and a little bit of cream cheese from my morning bagels all over my laptop screen... just what I need!
I clean my hands before I use iPhone and iPad, and also I don't eat while using my gadgets.
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I clean my hands before I use iPhone and iPad, and also I don't eat while using my gadgets.
That's no fun
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I clean my hands before I use iPhone and iPad, and also I don't eat while using my gadgets.
I drag mine in the dirt, bounce 'em off the pavement and slobber swill and beer all over them regularly.

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Better get rid of those iPhones and iPods in your sig line pretty quickly then if that's an issue.
Funny that (and note the lack of the iPod Touches)!

Yeah, my iPhone screen is usually a mess, but its got a screen cover and is easy to wipe off on my jeans or sweatshirt/fleece vest with quick swipe; MBP or MBA - not so much...
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