Resolved No Sound on 2011 iMac running Windows 8.1

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  1. panzer06, Feb 14, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2015

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    panzer06

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    Everything else works, just no sound.

    Tried the Realtek install and a reboot and nothing. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Cheers,
     
  2. doynton macrumors 6502

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    Did you install Windows using BIOS or EFI?

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6770870
     
  3. freeuser, Feb 15, 2015
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  4. panzer06 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    EFI, this looks like my problem. I'll look into an external sound device to get around this.

    I had all sort of trouble getting windows installed so perhaps the EFI was the issue. Maybe I should have used MBR when creating the partition on the drive I was going to install windows.

    I ended up cloning my MSI GT70 windows 8.1 install. Booted up from TB with no issues. Immediately installed the BC drivers. Fastest windows setup on a Mac ever! Just no sound.

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
     
  5. panzer06, Feb 18, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2015

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    Bought Creative Labs Omni Surround 5.1 external USB sound card. Windows sound works for now. Just need to find a legit Windows 8.1 Key on sale. Almost done with getting Bootcamp loaded with all my games!
     

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