Windows 8 on a MacBook Pro

Ben SteginkUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Some of you that follow me may know I’ve struggled with getting a stable version of Windows 8 running on my MacBook Pro. I’m happy to report that I finally have it working. The key was the comment from Jorge Estrada here –
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-hardware/macbook-pro-feezinghard-lock-at-random-intervals/20e17970-7e81-4c1d-ab17-022097908e82?page=2&tm=1343738807669.

If you want to read a little more about the issue and Microsoft’s attempt (it didn’t quite work) to fix it see this blog post – http://www.withinwindows.com/2012/07/10/hotfix-available-for-windows-8-freezing-issues/

I too can validate that KB 2727113 doesn’t fix the problem. I’ve had a VHD that I boot occasionally, download the latest hotfixes and see if it fixes the problem. After downloading and installing KB 2727113 I continued to have the problem. However, upon uninstalling that hotfix and running: bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes I haven’t had a single problem with the freezing issue.

Hopefully this issue was fixed correctly with RTM (since Windows 8 went RTM a few days back).

I’ve had a couple other issues with my video and the screen flashing blank a couple times, but always recovering fine. Nothing major enough to keep me from doing all my work in Windows 8 the last week.

Looking forward to getting the RTM bits in a couple week and getting my MBP set up with a new configuration. More on that in an upcoming blog post.