Major MBP Touchbar boot camp problems

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  1. bbates123 macrumors 6502

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    My new 13" rMBP with touhcbar is not feeling the love for Windows under Boot Camp. What's strange is that it's working fine on my non touchbar 2016 rMBP. Windows 10 installs fine but as soon as I boot into Windows the screen flickers terribly, to the point that it's unusable. If I move the mouse constantly I can read what's on the screen. Tried several different builds of Windows 10 to no avail.

    Has anybody got boot camp to work on their touchbar Macbook?
     
  2. bbates123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is currently with 2nd level support at Apple
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    More info for anybody who cares. When the laptop is plugged into power it doesn't flicker. It also doesn't flicker if the mouse is moving constantly. The moment you stop moving the mouse it starts flickering again. Again, this is only an issue with the Touchbar version and I suspect due to the different graphics.
     
  3. barger01 macrumors newbie

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    Mine is doing the same! Will you let me know what they advise? I appreciate you!
     
  4. RY∆N macrumors member

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    Thanks for the update.
    Going to keep tabs on this because I plan on installing windows thru bootcamp.

    Hopefully this get resolved....
     
  5. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

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    Does it also do this on an external display? Also, have you tried downloading the latest AMD Radeon driver on the website (not Apple's or Microsoft's).

    Doh - just realized you have the 13-inch rMB Pro. Disregard!
     
  6. tianhuailiu macrumors member

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    I have another issue with bootcamp, i use bootcamp to install windows and the right speaker start producing buzzling(crackling) sound!!! It sounds like something broke inside the speaker. Everytime i log in the windows try doing sth with the speaker driver either the left or right speaker produce buzzling sound. I have to return it right now. Right now both my speakers crash both in macOs and in windows and they can only produce half of the original volume.
     
  7. bbates123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It really sucks..but it reminds me in a way of when the non touch bar versions came out a few weeks ago...bootcamp drivers weren't available for download for 2 or 3 days after the laptop was available for sale. Apple does not seem to have their chit together when it comes to bootcamp - I can't believe this wasn't thoroughly tested by somebody. So odd that it's fine when the laptop is plugged into power.

    To answer your question yes, the same thing happens when an external monitor is plugged in. Also, loaded the latest Intel Iris 550 drivers and fiddled with power settings, all to no avail.
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    One thing I haven't had issues with is my audio. Did you install bootcamp on the touchbar version? And did you have issues with your display flickering?
     
  8. tianhuailiu macrumors member

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    Yes, i use bootcamp to install windows. No issues with display flickering in windows. I think both our issues are bootcamp drivers issues and apple seem do not update the bootcamp to fit the newest windows system and you are 13 and i am 15 maybe that is the difference.
     
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    I had a Lenovo laptop that started doing a very similar thing after an update - it worked fine on power but on battery it flickered like crazy and was unusable. I'm guessing it's a driver issue but I've retired that machine now so don't know if it was ever fixed
     
  10. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

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    Do you guys have the same issues in Parallels? Try that. If you don't have it, it's a 30 day full trial i think. Thanks!
     
  11. fokmik macrumors 68000

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    i think these are things that Apple needs to fix with new bootcamp drivers for windows 10,i wonder if windows 8 is working fine?
    These are drivers/software issue and not hardware gpu/speaker issues
     
  12. tianhuailiu macrumors member

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    However, the buzzling sound caused by the software will actually harm the hardware (it will break the speaker). Right now my speakers are only half the volume of the original volume whether in macOs or in windows because of the driver issues caused in windows. I think the problem is that apple did not update the bootcamp driver to fit for the newest windows system.
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    It is holiday return policy. you can return until Jan/8th and I already order a new one.
     
  13. fokmik macrumors 68000

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    Just dmg all of them with this and lets all return them. And again install windows, broke the speakers and return them until Apple is faced with a very very tragic image quality
     
  14. bbates123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm guessing that's the thing because you're AMD and I'm Intel. Apple really needs more QA with this stuff...this is unacceptable.
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    I've tried Parallels on the non TB version but the battery hit was horrible. The cpu was constantly running hot running some process. VMWare fusion was better but not by much. Also I found the trackpad experience to be brutal.
     
  15. Tayljones6 macrumors member

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    Done we are on bootcamp, I have a follow up issue. I stalled windows 10 using my 2012 iMac but it refuses to boot on the new MacBook Pro.

    Works well and I'm able to both using it on a late 2012 iMac and a 2014 MacBook Air with zero issues.

    The error I get is bless tool is unable to select startup disk. Also unable to select it by holding option key during boot.

    I did try to reset the pram and the smc but no help.

    I'm 99% sure it is a software issue but was wondering if anyone is able to load from external windows.

    Note. Also tried windows 7 from my old computer.
     
  16. scottaz76 macrumors newbie

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    I am having the exact same flickering issue with the MBP 13 when it's not plugged in. I've tried everything from repartitioning the drive to updating the drivers. Please advise if you hear of a solution. I plan to call Apple tomorrow and log a support issue.
     
  17. fokmik macrumors 68000

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    i wonder if under windows 7 or 8 everything is fine ?!
     
  18. bbates123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Please do. The more people that call this to Apple's attention the better.
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    I'm pretty sure that Sierra only supports Windows 10
     
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    They called me back yesterday and had me do a data capture. We'll see if today brings any new news.
     
  22. barger01 macrumors newbie

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    thank you for the update! I tried going through support and they were not helpful at all. I even gave them the link to this article. They told me to call MICROSOFT, as it was a bootcamp/windows drivers issue. I spent 45 minutes going back and forth and they never put my same issue in with second level support.
     
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  24. scottaz76 macrumors newbie

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    They don't give you a choice anymore. They have enhanced the new boot camp process. In the past you used to have to partition the drive and go through a variety of steps to install windows and the drivers. It was very manual. Now once you partition the drive Apple automatically reboots into Windows and installs the drivers. If you uninstall the Intel driver Windows recognizes it and immediately downloads the updated driver. The interesting thing is if I boot into Safe Mode the flickering issue goes away. I believe it is a driver issue.
     
  25. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Oh I didn't realize they'd changed bootcamp that much. I'm still on a 2010, so still stuck on an old version of bootcamp. It should still let you install Intel's beta chipset driver after the fact, if it's actually a chipset issue and not something else.
     

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