Windows 8 MacBook Air display glitch

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Mr Dobey, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Mr Dobey macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2008
    So far Windows 8 installs fine and runs well on an external display outputted from my 2011 MacBook Air. But my Air's screen looks like the attachement. The bottom half is mirrored and constantly flickers. I've tried all the different available resolutions and refresh rates with no success. I'm guessing its a Intel HD 3000 driver issue. Strange because the Thunderbolt out works fine.

    Any other air users have the same problem?

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  2. sixteen12 macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2011
    Well Windows 8 is still in a preview version, so I assume that would cause a lot of issues.
  3. Mr Dobey thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2008
    hmm doesn't seem to be a common issue I suppose. Haven't found any others after Google with this problem and all the instructions on the web show Windows 8 running fine on the 2011 MacBook Airs :/
  4. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    There's a reason it hasn't even reached a beta stage yet :)
  5. qwerf123 macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2011
    I had the same issue. The way to fix it is to connect the laptop to an external display as it displays correct on there so you fix it.
    And your right, its the driver issues, as you just have to reinstall it to fix it.
  6. Mr Dobey thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2008
    Ah ha! I knew someone else would have the same issue.

    I too noticed that it worked fine with an external display. But when you say reinstall the drivers do you mean the bootcamp drivers? Since they only install on Windows 7 did you get around this by enabling 'compatibility mode'?


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