riMac (iMac 15,1) Boot Camp driver request

Discussion in 'iMac' started by siddhartha, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. siddhartha macrumors member

    siddhartha

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    Hi guys,

    I'm asking for a favor here:

    I have a retina iMac, and have been using el Capitan, and Windows 8.1 without problem.

    I recently upgraded to Windows 10, and seem to have lost the drivers for Windows in the process. I can use basic functions on my keyboard and magic mouse, but any Apple-specific functions (like sound/brightness, etc) won't work.

    I tried to download the drivers directly from Apple, but for this model, you HAVE to use Bootcamp to get the drives onto a USB key. There's no direct download. And, for me, I cannot successfully do this. No matter what, on three separate USB keys, they do not show up for Bootcamp, and I cannot make a WIndows Support USB key with the drivers per the Bootcamp application.

    If anyone has the same model iMac (which for me is i7/295 graphics card) I'd be eternally grateful if you'd download those drivers, and put them up on dropbox or something so I could download them, and finally get this working again. It's truly frustrating, and I've tried all my resources.

    Apple couldn't/wouldn't help, saying el Cap is beta, and not supported, and that they don't support Windows 10 yet, but I know we can do better than that. I've read reports of most people having no problems upgrading to Windows 10/el Cap.

    Thanks so much!

    Chris
    aperfectecho@gmail.com
     
  2. siddhartha thread starter macrumors member

    siddhartha

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    Anyone?

    Please! I have checked with Apple, and they cannot provide a link. They said that getting the drivers from someone who has a retina iMac (and working bootcamp utility, of course) is the only way>

    I'd really appreciate it if someone could help out
     
  3. Edan macrumors newbie

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    Hey man, just read your post - I've got the same system as you and I've kept hold of the bootcamp drivers, I'm more than happy to wetransfer them to you. If you direct message me your email I can send them your way.

    Edit: Just saw you posted your email on your first message. I'll send it now
     
  4. siddhartha thread starter macrumors member

    siddhartha

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    You are awesome!

    This has been so frustrating, and I am happy to host these files for anyone else that might need them.

    I'll look for your email

    Best,

    Chris
    aperfectecho@gmail.com
     
  5. siddhartha thread starter macrumors member

    siddhartha

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    Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be working. THe computer believes all these drivers are already installed....

    Using Microsoft basic video driver, for example. Nothing I try changes this, even with the AMD catalyst system correctly installing. Doesn't "stick" or allow me to do anything.

    At this point, I'm not sure what to do. I guess I could reinstall windows 10, or try 8.1 again, but with El Cap, I doubt I could get bootcamp through the process anyway...

    Anyone have any ideas? As I mentioned, Windows 8.1 seemed to work fine, and Windows 10 updated correctly, but the apple-specific drivers are not installing.
     
  6. thephased, Aug 8, 2015
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    thephased macrumors member

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    Retina iMac here as well

    I'm having siddhartha's problem with the apple-specific keys not working in Windows 10, but now I can't get them to work in fresh installs of Windows 8.1. The only way I can get them to work is if I use Boot Camp Support Software 5.1.5640. Those install the Apple Keyboard driver properly, however the retina screen does not dim smoothly. I may be nitpicking here, but I'm almost positive that it dimmed smoothly on my original Windows 8.1 install. I think I've found what is going on as far as the files go.

    I install AppleKeyboardInstaller64.exe in inside the Bootcamp/Drivers/Apple folder with the Bootcamp assistant drivers and it says it can't detect any compatible hardware. The AppleKeyboardInstaller64.exe from the 5.1.5640 drivers work here and install the driver. If you extract the AppleKeyboardInstaller64.exe package that comes with the Bootcamp Assistant drivers only KeyMagic.sys is present. KeyMagic.ini, KeyMagic.inf, and KeyMagic.sys are all present inside the 5.1.5640 version of the package. A windows driver needs an ini and an inf file to install. I have no idea why they're both missing every time I use Bootcamp Assistant to download the drivers to a USB stick.

    Edan, I'm going to shoot you a message here and ask for your Bootcamp drivers to see if those two files are present and I can get those function keys working. I lost my original Bootcamp drivers from a few months ago. I hope you don't mind
     
  7. Edan macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, I've uploaded the Bootcamp drivers onto Dropbox for anyone who needs to get a hold of it:

    (Dropbox link to Bootcamp Drivers for the Retina iMac)
    http://bit.ly/1DF7xey
     
  8. siddhartha thread starter macrumors member

    siddhartha

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    This guy rocks!

    Thanks so much again!
    I managed to get the video drivers installed per this guideline:

    Here are the steps I did (as per a thread on Reddit):

    • 1) install the Bootcamp drivers as usual and reboot when asked for it at the end
    • 2) go to "Device manager" and expand "Display adapters"
    • 3) double click your AMD Radeon R9 M295X card
    • 4) select the "Driver" tab and click "Uninstall"
    • 5) make sure the checkbox has a checkmark for "delete driver" in the popup window and click Ok
    • 6) download the beta drivers from here:http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/latest-catalyst-windows-beta.aspx--- I've used Win8.1 64bit
    • 7) run the installer so it expands the files, then it will fail to install
    • 8) go back to your Device manager and double click on your "default video adapter" or whatever name it is now (sorry mine's in French). If it is not there, click Action in the menu bar and then select "Search for hardware changes"
    • 9) go to the "Driver" tab and click "Update driver"
    • 10) click "Search my computer"
    • 11) browse to the extracted drivers folder ( should be C:\AMD\AMD-Catalyst-15.6-Beta-Software-Suite-Win8.1-64Bit-June22\Packages\Drivers\Display\WB6A_INF ) and click Ok
    • 12) click the "include subfolders" checkbox and then next
    • 13) enjoy the 14.502.1014.1001 drivers! It will now say "AMD Radeon R9 200 Series"

    • I have not tried to do later drivers, but this works, and my video card now works.

    • I'm not using the Apple mouse, which works in a rudimentary sense, as I have a Logitech MX Master. It won't connect via Bluetooth, and I have to use the dongle, but it's working.

    • Keyboard is working, but without any Apple-specific keys (like volume/brightness). Have to look into this more.


    • Otherwise working, and I think I'm on the right track. Incredibly frustrating, and I am very thankful for the drivers posted here. They are the key, I am sure


    • Chris
     

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