Bootcamp drivers not working on RMBP & Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Dangerous Theory, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    I downloaded the bootcamp drivers directly from the bootcamp assistant on my RMBP, but I get the message "This version of Boot Camp is not intended for this computer model."

    Have I somehow got the wrong drivers, assuming ones do exist? Or is there a way of bypassing the model check?

    Cheers.
     
  2. voigtstr macrumors member

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    other threads have suggested to load the individual drivers manually.
     
  3. Dangerous Theory thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So I saw, but it doesn't allow it. Either get "You need elevated privaleges from setup.exe to execute this" or some other error about being unable to open the drivers.

    Anyway, I uninstalled it and installed windows 7 instead that had no issues. Better operating system too.
     
  4. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    The drivers installed fine for me. Not sure what the problem was in your case

    The only issue I had was that the sound didn't work - but I think that was an EFI issue.
     
  5. Cygnus 5 macrumors newbie

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    Using older model Macbooks

    If you have that error you need to use Windows compatibility troubleshooter to start the drivers install. See the end of this guide:

    http://windows8bootcamp.blogspot.com/
     

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