Resolved No Sound in Windows 8 Bootcamp

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  1. InfamousRyan, Jun 30, 2014
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    InfamousRyan macrumors newbie

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    Yesterday, I installed Windows 8 using Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro (Early 2011) . The installation process completed, and everything was working perfectly except for the sound. I installed the drivers that Bootcamp provided. I've been looking through the forums for a while and it seems everybody has solved the problem, but the solutions don't work for me. It seems that Windows doesn't detect the internal speakers. In device manager under System Devices, High Definition Audio Controller says:

    This device cannot start. (Code 10)

    {Operation Failed}
    The requested operation was unsuccessful.


    Also in device manager, there is no "Sound and Game Controllers" section. There is under the "Other Devices" section an Unknown Device that says:

    The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

    To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.


    Thank you in advance for your help :)
     
  2. satcomer, Jul 1, 2014
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  3. InfamousRyan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried everything the website says but still no luck. I have re-installed different versions of the drivers countless times but they all give me the same error.
     
  4. biohead macrumors 6502

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    You've possibly done an EFI install of Windows instead of a BIOS one? An EFI install will prevent sound working on most Macs apart from the very latest ones.

    Are you using a genuine disc? A USB flash drive?
     
  5. InfamousRyan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When installing Windows 8 from USB there was a warning that says that Windows couldn't be installed on the partition because of the wrong format, but it let me install it anyway. Also the partition Bootcamp made was the wrong format, so I deleted it and made a new partition using the Windows installation USB.
     
  6. biohead macrumors 6502

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    How did you create the USB flash drive? Did you use the Microsoft tool from an existing windows install, or copy the files onto a blank drive?

    If you used the MS tool, you should have a BIOS install. If you copied the files you've possibly created an EFI install and that brings issues. Your best bet might be to simply burn a disc from the iso install file as that will also give you a BIOS based install.
     
  7. InfamousRyan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I used Bootcamp to make a bootable USB, and I got the ISO from burning the Windows Install disc. When I downloaded the MS tool it gave me an exe file, which I couldn't use at the time because I was still using OSX.
     
  8. InfamousRyan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I re-installed Windows 8 from the USB I made with the MS Tool and the sound seems to be working. Thank you for your help! :)
     
  9. Suren909 macrumors newbie

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    No Sound(Macbook Pro 8'1 Late 2011, 13" 2.7 GHz)

    Hi InfamousRyan,

    I have the exact same problem like you do. I'm using a Windows 8.1 ISO image and made a bootable USB using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool. I created a bootcamp partition and tried installing this Windows 8.1 but when i select the partition i get an error saying "Windows can be installed only on GPT partition disk and the partition has an MBR partition scheme" .

    Then what i had done was i re-booted into OS X removed the bootcamp partition, shrinked the OS X partition and then i tried installing again. Now i selected unallocated space for windows installation and it worked. After windows 8.1 install, i installed the bootcamp support software 5.1.5621 but no sound. I'm having the exact same problem as you do. I really need your help. Could you please share how did you made sound to work?

    Which MS tool have u used for creating bootable Windows 8 USB.

    Rgds,
    Suren
     
  10. S3R14L macrumors newbie

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  11. Suren909 macrumors newbie

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    I got my sound back in windows 8.1 by following this video. Hope it helps you too.

    Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btf8G8Yk0XI

    For this to work i had to install OS X Lion which was shipped with Macbook pro late 2011. Install a fresh version of Lion from internet recovery(hold command+r at mac boot up) and follow the steps.

    After installing OS X Lion, install a compatible version of VMWare Fusion for Lion OS (Version 4 or 5 should work)

    Instead of toastimagemounter (i had trouble using it), you can use DAEMON Tools for Mac (trial version is sufficient) to mount the windows ISO image.

    Then just follow the steps as shown in the video.

    Note: This method is for macs with no working Superdrive. An external DVD drive may not help since Apple has limited Windows installation for BIOS setups only through internal Superdrive.

    Rgds,
    Suren
     
  12. S3R14L macrumors newbie

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    Friend, Thank You Very Much!
    Worked perfectly!.
    You helped me a lot!
     
  13. Aditya211096 macrumors newbie

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    Installed Windows8.1 on Imac, No sound at all even after the installation of Drivers.

    I installed Windows8.1(VL) on my :apple:Imac a few days back and since then i have been getting this issue of no sound. There is this red cross on the sound icon at the bottom right. I have installed all the drivers(Well There is Only One-Realtek HD Audio) and after that also there is no sound. Whenever I troubleshoot it, It shows No Issues detected(It cannot find one). Please suggest me the right way to fix this problem, I have been missing all those great sound qualities in a game of FIFA or Bioshock Infinite.

    I installed Windows8.1 pro by mistake on the full harddrive, I mean i removed the Mac OSX fully by mistake and now there is just Windows on My Imac!!!
     
  14. QwertyBlitz macrumors newbie

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    I have installed windows as an EFI install and have no sound.. You say you can install windows as a BIOS install if you use the MS tool? What is this MS tool and how can I use it to make a BIOS install rather than the EFI install I have now?
     
  15. hoborobossj macrumors newbie

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    i know its been a while but when you installed it using the tool was it EFI Boot or did it say Windows, I used the MS tool and when i hold alt it only shows EFI
     
  16. Digihouse macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    Well I really cannot understand how it is possible to install windows 8 and a mac and would not notice right away? anyway I have an iMac and I had no disk with it and no hard drive since I got it from a friend who happened to not using anymore so I tried many ways to install snow leopard with no success finally win10 but starting giving me trouble after screen goes black then win8.1 finally worked and also have same problem no sound from speakers and I am happy I am reading this cos since I had to take apart mine since my video card was not working I was worried if I left out a cable not plugged properly or something loose but I am sure all was in place , so for the sound in my mac I do have sound on the headphones but not from the speakers so there is 2 ways to have back your sound 1 just buy a pair of speakers and connect them to the headphones jack or you can also buy a usb sound card that will probably be better sound same thing as I did... and solved the problem...

    Hope this helps...
    --- Post Merged, Jul 5, 2017 ---

    Hello

    I had same problem but I would like to tell you how easy it can be by just delete your partition while you are installing your windows and just let the iMac adjust what is best for him... it works perfectly with less headache..

    Thank you
     
  17. justamsguy macrumors newbie

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    It worked for me as well..
     

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