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fatkid98
08-25-2012, 07:35 PM
I just installed Windows 8 Professional on my MacBook Pro. Everything is working fine, except about 7 times out of 10, the keyboard will not load properly. I am not able to type anything at all. Command (or Start key)+c works to bring up settings. Even Command ( or Start Key)+p works to bring up muli monitor mode. Also, when the keyboard doesn't load properly, the on-screen keyboard doesn't work either. Any time I try to select to run it, I get an error that says "Could not start On-Screen Keyboard". Anyone else run into this kind of problem??

Medico
08-26-2012, 04:50 AM
We have said repeatedly that Win 8 (any version) will not work properly on a MAC until several months after the official release. This is the general info for every version of Windows ever released. Yes, many people are having problems trying to use Win 8 on their MAC PC's.

fatkid98
08-26-2012, 05:00 AM
I'll admit that I installed Win 8 against my better judgement, but I've searched exhaustivley online for this problem and can't find anyone else experiencing it. I can't imagine this is a Mac problem. We're talking about a simple Windows keyboard driver and Windows fails to load it.

Medico
08-26-2012, 07:34 AM
Again, Windows has NOT been adapted to MAC yet. What's surprising is that anything works at all. You probably will not be able to test Win 8 until well after the official release date unless you have a Windows compatible PC.

fatkid98
08-27-2012, 04:57 PM
Again, Windows has NOT been adapted to MAC yet. What's surprising is that anything works at all. You probably will not be able to test Win 8 until well after the official release date unless you have a Windows compatible PC.

I decided to check on updates for any third party software that ran on startup. The only third party app that ran on startup was Dropbox. There was a minor update to it, so I updated. While I love Dropbox's "quiet" updating system, it's just a little too slow for my liking. Anyway, since that update all has been working well.

I'm not sure if you use a Mac, but my guess is no. Windows doesn't need to adapted to the Mac. In fact, once installing Windows, generic Windows drivers will drive thing like keyboard, mouse, etc. It's after booting up that first time, you install Apple's specific drivers. Now I understand that the current drivers are for Windows 7, but for the most part they work just fine in Windows 8. Anyway, my experience with Win 8 has been pretty positive. It's definitely a radical departure to what everyone has come to know in Windows. I think it's a good thing and a bad thing. Good for consumers, but I don't think it'll be good in the corporate environment. Of course, the company I work for is just now upgrading to Win 7 from XP. So I doubt we'll see WIn 8 any time soon. Thanks.

Medico
08-27-2012, 05:04 PM
I would not own a Mac if they paid me to do so, PERIOD!

absolute01
11-28-2012, 09:13 AM
Thank you for being spectacularly useless Medico.

cwnOnTheHill
03-14-2013, 07:44 PM
I just wanted to join the forum to say I appreciate folks who state the obvious so plainly that we can all understand and to a certain extent agree on matters at hand. Thank you to absolute01, you simply read my mind. By the way, I'm also experiencing the keyboard issue, ever since some IIS updates it has rendered my keyboard and on-screen keyboard useless. I also do not have Dropbox installed. But hey, thanks for not helping! Mr. Senior Member :)

bassfisher6522
03-15-2013, 01:48 AM
Question to OP, why would one want to install a MS OS on an Apple product, knowing that it's not designed to do so. That being said, does Apple offer any drivers for hardware that runs MS software. I know that some mobo vendors in there driver support downloads web page will some times offer drivers for OS other than what it was intended for. Example; some Asus mobo's when looking for drivers for an OS other then windows will list the OS choices and of those choices there is one listed as "other". When selected, it's generally a Linux distro of some kind with a drop down menu to choose which flavor of Linux. Then those drivers are few and far between.