[Urgent ] Need help from Haswell bootcamp users

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  1. IA64, Dec 27, 2013
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    IA64 macrumors 6502

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    Hello guys, anyone with iMac late 2013 can send me a screenshot of his device manager, specifically the System devices section ? I have a strong feeling that Bootcamp messed up things for me as see below :

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  3. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry but I don't have one of the latest models but I'm curious as to what you think is wrong? There are no yellow triangles with exclamation marks to say that a driver is not installed or not working.
    It all looks good to me.
     
  4. IA64 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes but Bootcamp doesn't completely support Windows 8.1

    I had to install the drivers myself by checking the Hardware ID and Compatibility ID in Device Manager.

    I managed to make everything work fine except that the Sleep option is not there. I am sure that there is something messed up with the driver version.

    Thanks.
     
  5. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    I have 8.1 installed in Boot Camp on mine. The drivers installed (and updated) fine. Did you use the Boot Camp drivers for Windows 8 (version 5033 or 5411 if you have latest hardware)?

    Several people are having problems with sleep on 8.1.
    As it happens I appear to be lucky as it's working fine here.
     
  6. IA64 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where did you get the build 5411 from ? :eek:

    The one on Apple website is 5033 and the one I could find is :

    <BuildInfo BuildNumber="5279" ProductName="Boot Camp">
     
  7. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    5411 is only available through Boootcamp Assistant and you have to have the correct (latest) hardware. I don't know whether it's just for MBP's or not.
    It is not available from Apple's Support downloads page.
    I don't know about 5279 at all.
     
  8. IA64 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK thanks. I will try to see how to bring the Sleep option back.

    Doesn't look easy for now.
     
  9. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    Sleep issues can be caused by video drivers, though there are many other causes too.
    Good luck!
     
  10. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634?viewlocale=en_US

    Apple changed how drivers install. For the recent machines late 2013 the drivers are saved to your USB during the boot camp process. You can no longer download these hence your earlier issues.
     
  11. IA64 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes but BCA takes hours downloading. It starts fast then all of sudden transfer rate is down to 50KB/s. Annoying I must say.
     
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    I just leave it to download overnight. Internet is bloody slow here in Queenstown, NZ (there's no fibre optic internet here because Queenstown is in a mountainous area).
     
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    The problem with this is that people are now getting error messages about the download not being available and if it is available it takes ages. And worse, if there's a problem during downloading it just fails.
     
  14. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Agree on all fronts, I think the old method was better but likely Apple changed since lots of people would forget to manually install the driver package.
     
  15. IA64 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Small Update :

    The missing sleep feature is caused by Thunderbolt device connected to my PC.

    The only way to bring back the sleep feature is to reboot with the no TB device attached.

    That literally S*CKS
     
  16. atmosema macrumors newbie

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    Please check out this article. Sleep is disabled in Windows 8 (and 7) while a Thunderbolt device is connected.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5219#28

    Also did you manage to get BOOTCAMP installed properly? I had to go down the route to download the drivers via the BOOTCAMP Assistant under OS X. The drivers were downloaded to a Pen Drive which installed like charm on a brand new Haswell iMac that was shipped in December 2013.
     
  17. IA64 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes mate, that's what I did but I feel like something isn't right here. I'm very positive that we can tweak the iMac performance under Bootcamp. I am still updating everything using Driver Identifier.
     

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