(BOOTCAMP) Windows 8 stuck in BETTA fish logo

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  1. Kurisubrooks macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded windows 8, 32 bit 2 days ago, burnt it to a DVD via disk utility and all seemed fine. I went into bootcampmand setup everything as per normal, and put in the windows 8 disk, and started. It restarted my computer and loaded up the cd, but it's stuck on a black screen with the betta fish logo.

    Ive looked on many forums and google and everything, trying to find how to fix this, some said to wait a while and it should load eventually, it didn't.... And then this bios stuff and disable the marvel controller, well mac doesn't use bios...

    So is the any way to get to the actual setup?

    Thanks and please reply. :p

    iMac 21" (newest model)
    Intel core i5
    500 gb
    4 gb ram

    :apple: クリス
     
  2. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried installing the 64-bit version of Windows 8? Maybe that will work better on your hardware?
     
  3. Kurisubrooks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No i havent tried it, Its a 3GB download and it takes forever on my slow ADSL :p I can try to download the 64 bit tonight when my internet is off peak.

    Thanks for the reply though
     
  4. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    You're most welcome. I only suggest trying that one because I've been using the 64-bit version myself on my 2009 MacBook Pro with no problems.

    Plus, I believe that Microsoft will only be selling the 64-bit at retail. The 32-bit versions are only going to be pre-installed on netbooks.
     
  5. Kurisubrooks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LOL wow are you serious!? Everyones gonna stay with Windows 7, or switch to mac! Hehe WIN for mac.
     
  6. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you referring that people will stick to Windows 7 or change to Mac because of Microsoft selling the 64-bit version of Windows?
     
  7. Kurisubrooks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes because half the world wont upgrade their computers cause new computers are quite expensive these days. Unless they get a mac and it shall last forever. :)
     
  8. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    Windows 8 runs has the same hardware specifications as Windows 7. Many computers come with Windows 7 64-bit installed.
     
  9. SEGeologist macrumors member

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    Your reason if a bit flawed. Once can go to any store in the US and find sub $400.00 systems with the current Windows. This will happen when Windows 8 comes out as well.

    Macs do not last forever, personally I know this as I am on my 4th MacBook Pro in 5 years. others in the team are in the same situation. You use them and they wear out. If we get one to last almost a year, Applecare is purchased and after so many repairs Apple sends a new one.
     
  10. Kurisubrooks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was referring to iMacs :p Laptops dont last for a very long time. But i meant alot of peoples computers arnt very, up to date. As in XP. and cant handle windows 7 or vista. LOL vista. But yeah

    THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN SOLVED NOW. i was watching youtube, went away for 3 hours and watched TV, and SOMEHOW i dunno, but it had restarted INTO windows 8. I really dont know how but yeh, works, except bootcamp doesnt in compatibility mode

    Thanks every1
     
  11. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    Which Boot Camp drivers are you trying to install? I think I managed to get Boot Camp installed with the version 3.3 drivers under compatibility mode. Boot Camp 4.0 install with any problems.
     
  12. SEGeologist macrumors member

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    Apple swears we take the iMacs out in the field as well. average life for them though is over two years. IE we call Applecare the upgrade tax.
     

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