Windows 8 on 15" rMBP

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  1. Soundflunky macrumors regular

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    At full resolution, it's hilarious. At anything less than that, it's kind of foggy. Is there anything that can be done to make it perfect? Could Apple help fix it with a Boot Camp update? Or is my screen just too good to run this OS?
     
  2. dilutedq macrumors regular

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    What does it look like? I'd be curious to see how it looks at full resolution.
     
  3. Soundflunky thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, everything on the old desktop is tiny (Windows dialog boxes are smaller than Mountain Lion notifications, for example). You can read them, but it's a headache. In the modern/metro part, the font is just smaller. It's not horrible but it's just too small to be reading all the time. The panes/panels or whatever they're called seem to be around the same size no matter what.

    I borked my installation so I can't take a screenshot.
     
  4. MadIdol macrumors newbie

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    Not too bad

    I didn't think it looked that bad all in all it does give me a head ache using it for a period of time but not as much as windows 7 did I never got that to look right even upping the DPI and things I just couldn't get it perfect.

    Have you had any problems with getting the trackpad to work?
     
  5. Soundflunky thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, worked immediately, and then improved once I installed the support drivers.
     
  6. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    So, I'm new to Macs, mine arrives Wednesday. I just got my copy of Windows 8 Pro today.

    What support drivers are you referring to? Are they from Microsoft or Apple? Is there an FAQ anywhere about loading Windows 8 via Bootcamp?
     
  7. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    A picture says a thousand words
     
  8. Mr MM macrumors 65816

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  9. naujoks macrumors 6502

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    Increas dpi and its perfect. Not too small.
    Chrome looks fuzzy though and on Internet Explorer trackpad is jerky, so browsing isn't good on either browser.
     
  10. macmastersam macrumors 6502a

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    when i put a windows 8 VM onto my pc, all the features of windows 8, such as the task bar in desktop mode, looked smaller than the one in my current windows 7 machine. So it should come as no surprise that everything will look smaller than you think.
     

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