Win 8 - No Audio Output Device is installed.

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  1. jasonefmonk macrumors regular

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    Desperately asking for help!

    I have a MacBook Pro 8,1 (early 2011) and Windows 8 64-bit. Installed with Boot Camp 5 drivers everything works but the audio. The sounds icon in the notification area gives the error:
    No Audio Output Device is installed.​
    There isn't even a category for "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers" in Device Manager, so most solutions that involve that control are out of the question.

    The speakers work fine under OS X and when the POST chime plays. I have tried various RealTek and Cirrus drivers as well as erasing the disk and re-installing Windows and Boot Camp 5 drivers.

    This a legitimate copy of Windows 8 installed from an external disc drive. The only changes I made to my MBP was installing 8GB of memory and swapping the optical drive for a second drive. The Windows install is located on my SSD in the primary drive bay.
     
  2. MJL macrumors 6502a

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    I am travelling so not much time.

    Don't know what GPU / CPU you have but if it is one with the integrated HD3000 GPU then what you need to do is before installing the Bootcamp go to the bootcamp ISO / USB and find the Intel Graphics driver and install that first. See one of my previous postings on this subject.

    Secondly in Control Panel is something like Sound and I've found that it did not have the right speakers enabled.

    Don't give up, it will work (at least under the previous bootcamp)

    PS no need to reinstall windows, just uninstall bootcamp.


     
  3. .macbookpro., Apr 6, 2013
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    I also dont have any audio, and went on the intel graphics driver and it has no settings for audio, only display. Ive downloaded drivers from realtek and cirrus, installed and still it doesnt work. The realtek one comes up under installed programs, but not under device manager.
    This is really annoying as i need drivers to play GTAIV, which was the only reason i installed windows.

    Also running windows 8 with macbook pro 13' early 2011

    Update 1: In device management the high definition audio controller has a warning sign on it. It says it could not start. I have manually reinstalled this driver, but still no luck.
    Update 2: The realtek driver is now in device management, has a warning sign on it though, as well as the high definition audio
     
  4. .macbookpro. macrumors regular

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    Update 3: i deleted the windows partition, reinstalled windows and bootcamp drivers and... Still not working. Downloaded realtek driver again, not working.
    Please help, i might have to call this one in
     
  5. freeuser macrumors regular

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    solution for iMac

    in Bios Mode, don't had this problems, but in EFI mode too had no sound.

    I have a iMac 12,2 (early 2012) and Windows 8 64-bit Pro Upg. DVD. Everything fine with EFI-Boot, only Windows 8 installed, but no sound like many of us. So I tried the following solution:

    Mountain Lion 10.8.3 base installation
    Setup of a Bootcamp partition
    download of the Bootcamp 5.0 drivers to USB stick, let the stick plugged in!
    at the first reboot, choose EFI-install in the Setup process of Windows 8, I tried to choose not the Bootcamp partition, instead deleted all partitions, to get a fresh install of Windows.

    You will see the difference in the reduced resolution of the install process, compared to not been started at a cold reboot with the Win DVD without Bootcamp.

    Next step after the finishing Windows process do not proceed any network! Skip LAN/WLAN install! Then let Windows finish the installation and let the Bootcamp drivers install - they came up in auto-mode. After that, everything works and no yellow signs in device manager! You are done! Download the Windows Updates and there will be un Update of Thunderbolt-Drivers too.

    Hope so, I could help a few of us!
     
  6. .macbookpro. macrumors regular

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    I dont understand. Did you install on your osx partition or did you partition it from the windows installer?
     
  7. freeuser macrumors regular

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    setup

    @.macbookpro.

    Had first one partition with 10.8.3, second partition created by bootcamp, than
    EFI-Setup from Win8 DVD an than deleted a l l partitions from within Win8 setup, because I wanted only Win8 on my internal disk! But if you want to keep your partitions, it shouldn't be a difference to get all drivers installed.
     
  8. .macbookpro. macrumors regular

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    I would like to keep my osx partition. Bootcamp didnt work for me when I got into the windows installation so I had to delete the partition in disk utility and leave it as free space. Then it worked, but obviously with no sound
     
  9. jasonefmonk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help, but I ended up solving this issue myself. The problem is specific to anyone using an external disc drive to install Windows on a Mac. While I could install Windows 8, it would never work properly, audio specifically. I could never get a Windows 7 disc to boot either.

    Eventually after a lot of searching and process of elimination I discovered the issue with external drives. I had to reinstall the optical drive in to my MacBook Pro and install Windows 8 that way. An ISO on a USB would not work, I tried that before as well, at least with Windows 8.

    Now that I have everything back in my MBP I'm really happy with the setup.
     
  10. tgdoug macrumors newbie

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    Following installation and Boot Camp 5, I was able to fix the Windows 8 sound problem in an A1278 MacBook Pro by installing the latest Intel HD Graphics 3000 video driver (Win64_152815.exe).
     
  11. ErikvanD macrumors newbie

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    @freeuser: I tried your method today but to no avail on my 2012 MBP 13" i7.

    @MJL: I also tried your method earlier in this post describing to install the Intel drivers before installing Bootcamp. Also with no succes

    I also did a new non EFI install with Bootcamp.... And the audio worked fine of course. But booting was very, very slow. Not that I spend my whole day rebooting but annoying all the same.

    After lots of trying today and in the previous months I just think there is no solution for my specific Mac model. It is obvious that what works on an iMac does not always work on other models too...

    So I guess that untill a definite solution is found by Intel/Apple I guess the choice is: either no sound or slow booting....
     
  12. NuShrUlZ macrumors newbie

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    Same problem

    Hey
    i have the exact same macbook as you and have also installed windows 8 on an external hard drive but the sound wont work
    can you please tell me exactly what you did to make it work and how you reinstalled windows?

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    Hey
    i have the exact same macbook as you and have also installed windows 8 on an external hard drive but the sound wont work
    can you please tell me exactly what you did to make it work and how you reinstalled windows?
     
  13. ptolemywasright macrumors newbie

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    Help! I upgraded to Win 8 x64 the straight way from Win 7 x64 from within Windows after already having Win 7 x64 on Bootcamp. I have an early 2008 Macbook Pro (I realise these are officially not supported, but others have had no issue getting audio, just issues getting Bootcamp 5 to run/install). Bootcamp 4 nor 5 installs, but all drivers are working fine and working EXCEPT audio. No speakers, headphones, microphone. I'm using MacDrive 9 to access my HFS+ partition, so I don't really care about Bootcamp too much, I just want the audio drivers to work.

    Does anyone have, or have a link to, the audio driver(s)?! Intel High Definition Audio. No idea why it didn't pick up the Win 7 driver and use that.

    All my Win 7 files are still on there, put away in a folder named 'Windows.old'. All the system files, everything. So my audio drivers must be there? Can anyone tell me what I'm looking for exactly and how I go about replacing the currant useless ones? Thanks a ton!

    MBPro 4,1 (early 2008 pre-unibody)
    500GB SATA / 6GB DDR2 667 / NVidia GeForce 8500GT

    OS X Mountain Lion + Win 8 x64 Pro dual-boot (Bootcamp still managing that)
     
  14. ptolemywasright macrumors newbie

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    Ok I got inside BootCamp 5 and installed Realtek HD Audio manually (even though that isn't my soundcard), this works. I installed all Apple Bootcamp drivers manually, seemingly successfully, but on reboot almost none work (Apple keyboard, Screen light-sensor, etc). Any ideas? Bootcamp 5 as a whole still won't install on a machine as old as mine
     
  15. jasonefmonk thread starter macrumors regular

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    I installed Windows 8 on an internal SSD from an external optical drive. Seems like you have a different problem, I don't know if there is native support for boot camp from an external drive.

    To solve the issue I had, you would need to install Windows from the internal optical drive.
     
  16. ptolemywasright macrumors newbie

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    I had this issue after installing Win 8 on my BootCamp partition n my MBPro - I just needed to go inside the BootCamp 5 archive and manually install the RealTek sound driver. If this one doesn't give you audio, there are others there too. All drivers can be manually installed even if BootCamp 5 setup says BootCamp 5 is not compatible with your MBPro
     

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