Just got my new 2015 15" rMBP + M370X

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  1. SCOLANATOR macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys,

    Finally arrived! Can't wait to really benchmark this dGPU properly but I have a problem that OS X doesn't seem to want to install windows, I'm using an external disc drive with a USB stick formatted to FAT. Yet it won't download and install the necessary files.
    'Windows support software could not be saved to the selected drive'
     

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  2. Lord Flashheart macrumors regular

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    Hope you get it installed. Looking forward to the benchmarks and overall feel. Do you have any games you can play/benchmark on OSX?
     
  3. SCOLANATOR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have Insurgency but the rest will be on Bootcamp.
    So far the only difference is the trackpad which I actually really like, has a nice feel to it.
     
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    Good luck with Bootcamp. Hopefully you get it working. Would love comparisons between the M370x and the 750m in both Bootcamo and OSX.
     
  5. HumpYourWayUp macrumors regular

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    Got my maxed out 15" Macbook today.
    Installing Win 8.1 via Bootcamp worked however the Bootcamp Drivers are not yet released :roll eyes:
    Hope they release them this week.
     
  6. SCOLANATOR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did you just download them from Apple's website? That's what I'm doing and then just dumping them on a stick and hoping for the best.

    Does anyone know if AMD have drivers available yet?
     
  7. SCOLANATOR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting sick of this, if Bootcamp won't install then Apple can take it back.
    Tried downloading via Bootcamp software - nope, not working.
    Tried downloading from Apple's website then starting the bootcamp software installation process - nope says support software not detected.

    Seriously how has anyone been able to install Windows!?
     
  8. ~~Hello~~ macrumors 6502

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    If I was a new Macbook Pro I wouldn't want Windows installed on me that's for sure. :D:D:p
     
  9. actasci macrumors newbie

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    amd still didn't published the drivers for r9 3xx series, even with its newest beta (15.4), it doesn't have support for this card.
     
  10. HumpYourWayUp macrumors regular

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    The drivers are too old. The installation aborts with an empty error window.
    It is normal that apple releases the new bootcamp drivers a week or two later.

    Can hardly wait to put GTA V and Witcher 3 on the machine.
    So far the m370x is pretty impressive when I tested it with Unity 5 and Final Cut Pro X.

    Also interesting concerning the gpu:
    http://barefeats.com/rmbp15.html

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    Bootcamp is one of the nicest things about Macbook Pros.
    I use the Macbook for work however I am also a gamer. :D
     
  11. leman macrumors 604

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    You should pm MacDevMike, he posted some benchmarks from a Bootcamp installation few days ago.
     
  12. SCOLANATOR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have done, decided after talking to Apple support and their failed suggestion that I needed a 16GB USB2 stick (which I went and got) that I'm just going to return it. It's been a nice ride with Apple, but in almost two years to see virtually zero progress then have this mediocre refresh I'll look into other options, Razor Blade would be great if they sold them here with UK Keyboards.
     
  13. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I managed to get mine working this way - restore the Windows 8.1 ISO into an 8GB USB stick (format as FAT32 with MBR) - don't select the option to download the drivers in BCA, and store the Boot Camp drivers in a second USB stick - download the 5640 drivers manually. That did the trick.
     
  14. V-l-a-d-i-m-i-r macrumors 6502

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    @SCOLANATOR: Hi, I'm developing a better trackpad driver for this model (see my topic http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1497761)

    I'm trying to support this new model asap. But to succeed I have to take a look on the driver Apple provided for this specific model. If possible, could you archive the folder named $WinPEDriver$ which can be found in the root folder of the USB stick you used for installation of Windows. If you could somehow send to me, maybe via Dropbox... Thank you very much.
     
  15. SCOLANATOR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok I'll have that a try, thanks!
     

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