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  1. According to many websites, Windows 8 does not run on many older configurations that are Pentium M/Radeon X300 based, despite the requirements of a 1Ghz CPU and a WDDM 1.0+ driver and the fact that Windows 7 runs with aero with the X300. Since Windows XP was discontinued, I decided to try installing 8 on my old IBM ThinkPad T43. My specs: Intel Pentium M 1.86 Ghz with PAE, SSE2, NX, and 2MB of L2 Cache 2GB DDR2-533 RAM 60GB Hitachi Travelstar, 5400RPM ATI Mobility Radeon X300 Intel Pro/set 2915a/b/g 14.1 inch 1400x1050 screen So after making a USB installer for Win 8 Pro on my USB, I installed, and afterwards, ran Windows Update, which installed drivers for sound, the UltraNav, and some PM drivers. With the XP drivers for the wifi card and Vista drivers for the X300, 8 was quite usable So try it out if you have an old laptop...
  2. Hi, I have Yosemite running well with Clover bootloader. Clover is installed in an EFI partition. I see my Windows OS at the Clover start screen, but none of the Windows options boot into the Windows 8 OS. I get a black screen or a logo which just sits there. Windows 8 boots fine if I change the device boot order in bios. Looking at other posts, I'm guessing that this is because Windows is not installed in UEFI mode. I don't know enough about this to know if it is fixable in my case. The motherboard is quite old - see my sig. How should I go about enabling Windows booting with Clover? Here's the output from diskutil list: /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *500.1 GB disk0 1: Windows_NTFS Untitled 500.1 GB disk0s1 /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *512.1 GB disk1 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1 2: Apple_HFS MacOS 511.3 GB disk1s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk1s3 /dev/disk2 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk2 1: Windows_NTFS Media 1.0 TB disk2s1 /dev/disk3 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.1 GB disk3 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk3s1 2: Apple_HFS MacBackup 499.8 GB disk3s2 disk0 is Windows 8, disk1 is Yosemite. I have also attached my Clover config.plist Many thanks for advice.
  3. hi there, I hope I have posted this in the correct place. I am having a great deal of trouble with my hackintosh that I have recently built. I have got the apple side of things installed on a separate hard drive to my windows, and that all works fine, give or take a few minor errors. the trouble that i am having now is that my windows 8 side that is on a different internal hard drive is just giving me errors after errors. here are some of the symptoms: - unable to load itunes, the icon on the task bar appears if it loading up and then stops and goes back to how it looked if i hadn't clicked it. - norton 360, once clicked it instantly says 'Norton 360 has stopped working'. - unable to load most of my apps, music, video, etc. the loading page appears with the symbol for about 5-10 seconds and then goes back to my start screen. - unable to open pc settings. i wanted to carry out system restores, however like my app, it displays the cog symbol, then after 5-10 seconds goes back to the start screen. - unable to run trouble shooter, displays an error message saying it ran into a problem, therefore i have to close. these are just some of the symptoms i have when i am able to access windows. getting onto this screen is very difficult. when i start my computer, i have to access the boot options, and then select the option called Windows Boot Manager. for some reason this has been partitioned on my mac os HDD (mavericks), however when it loads it launched my windows side, and obviously runs my windows drive. if i am successful, i can type my password in and i am greeted with my start screen. alternatlively i sometime encounter a message saying: The User Profile Service failed the sign-in. The remote procedure call failed and did not execute. i then select OK, and the login screen appears a second time. this time if i type my password in and enter, i am usually greeted with what seems like the installation process for windows. it says stuff like 'Hi' and 'Getting Your Apps Ready'. i have followed this through to no avail, and it simply reboots my machine. to get around this i have managed to install my Windows 8 installation DVD, selected the advanced options and entered command prompt. from here i have typed in bootrec/fixmbr. at this point i reboot my machine, boot from the Windows Boot Manager partition and that usually allows me to access my desktop. If i was to boot from the HDD that windows is installed on, i get an error message saying; 'No operating system was found' and then it says to press ctrl, alt and delete to restart my computer. when i boot from the windows 8 DVD, i also have the ability to refresh my pc or even restore my pc. i have attempted to run both of these to no success. i get errors messages saying the drive you have selected is locked. please unlock it, etc. now i am completely stuck??? my mac side is fine, and i can access that by inserting my [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] USB and selecting mavericks from the list. however i need my windows side working. If anyone knows how to resolve trhis without losing my data i will be truly thankful if not, i will have to simply reformat the drive and re-install windows i guess? im not sure how to do this though? many thanks in advance, and please can someone help me with these issues!
  4. Hello I'm trying to switch from chameleon as boot loader to clover, but somehow it won't work. I'm using a Windows 8/Mavericks dual boot system and I'm trying to boot into Windows 8 with Clover, but to no avail. I see the Windows 8 logo for a millisecond, then the hackintosh just reboots. I can boot into Mavericks, though. Mavericks and Windows 8 are on two different SSDs. Windows is installed in UEFI-mode. What to do? Any help is greatly appreciated Greetz N
  5. Hi ladies and gentlemen, long time lurker, first time poster. After my first (and succesfull) Hackintosh installation, my Windows 8 MBR was messed up by Chameleon. In order to be able to boot again, I would need to make the Windows 8 HDD (I have OS X on one HDD and Windows 8 on another one) active via terminal (right?) and repair via a rescue disk/usb. Something tells me that my OS X boot files would be messed up by Windows after the repair. So, in order to boot OS X again, I would need to repair it using a myHack USB, and install Chameleon again. Chameleon would mess up the W8 MBR again (and we'll be back to the same problem). What is the correct procedure to boot Windows 8 (MBR, according to Disk Utility) and OS X (GPT, according to DU)?
  6. Hi all! First off, I am new to this forum and hackintoshing in general. I've been at it for perhaps 2 days? My goal is to dual boot Mavericks with Windows 8 on my laptop. What I have done so far is to create a bootable USB with Niresh Mavericks 10.9.0. Using Disk Management, I split the SSD hard disk on the laptop to have an additional partition (40GB, from here on referred to OSXpart) for the Mavericks installation. Booting into Niresh installer from BIOS was successful. I erased the OSXpart as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and installed Niresh Mavericks. The trouble is, after installation completes, the computer restarts and boots into Windows. The bootloader (Chameleon) does not boot. Troubleshooting: 1. I tried changing the installation settings to install Clover EFI instead of Chameleon standard, and ended up bricking my computer (one of the guides did mention that there is a well-documented bug of Niresh that ruins the Clover bootloader). The BIOS could not detect the SSD, and could not boot into ANYTHING. I remedied this by deleting all partitions and reinstalling Windows using Samsung's recovery image on my backup external hard drive. 2. I tried changing OSXpart to be the active partition, using Diskpart in cmd. But the error message is "The selected disk is not a fixed MBR disk. The ACTIVE command can only be used on fixed MBR disks" 3. I tried to use Gparted to make OSXpart active. What I did was to change the boot flag of OSXpart to 'boot', and removed the 'boot' flag from the System Reserved partition. Nothing happened. Windows 8 booted as usual. Anyone can help me with regards to this, other than suggesting a total wipe of the HDD and installing vanilla Windows 8? I would really appreciate the help!!! My setup is: Samsung NP740U3E Series 7 Ultra Processor: i5 3427U Motherboard: Samsung NP740U3E-A01SG Bios: American Megatrends P06ABW Ram: 8gb DDR3 Graphics: Intel HD4000
  7. Team, This will be my 2nd Hackintosh project and I hope (no I'm sure!) I'll get help from masters/gurus, over here. I bought myself the following PC with the objective to get a fully working dual boot (Mavericks + Windows 8.1) machine. Asus Z97 Deluxe Intel Core i7 4770K Asus Geforce GTX 760 Direct CU II OC Corsair Vengence 2x8Go Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256Go This topic will hopefully become a guide for people with similar hardware but I'm actually starting from scratch here and already have some issues. First thing first: From the different forums I read before using my credit card, all of those seem compatible to build my Hackintosh except for the Z97 board for which I found no clear answer on that aspect, I hope I did not make a mistake. I created my Mavericks 10.9.4 USB installer from a VMWare using this guide: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/298027-guide-aio-guides-for-hackintosh/?p=2019599 Unfortunately, and despite having configured my BIOS Security options properly, I'm getting a kernel panic after launching the install from Clover... Tried all possible bootflag combinations, nothing works... Can someone please help?
  8. So recently, I was unable to use Rufus to create a bootable USB for Windows 7 or 8. It's a Sandisk Cruzer Edge, if you're wondering. No matter what I did, it just wouldn't boot to the installer. I tried USB 2.0 ports, different boot methods (UEFI & regular MBR boot for BIOS), using Clover to boot the USB, but nothing could get me to the Windows installer. No UEFI option is shown (unless I use Clover, where it just crashes when choosing cdboot and goes back to Clover when using mgrboot) and choosing the BIOS-compatible option tells me to insert a proper boot device. I figured it was the memory stick as it was the only thing I never changed. I'm just wondering which flash drives do you use for Windows specifically? I'm not really bothered by the speed or cost of it, rather if it's a reliable product and if it functions on a USB 3.0 drive. Probably means I'll need a USB 3.0 flash drive though.
  9. buongiorno, dopo svariate difficoltà sono riuscito a installare la seguente distro, ho pero ancora parecchi problemi: ho letto in giro essendoci nvidia optimus la dedicata non funziona ma viene riconosciuta la hd4000 che pero io non so installare(risoluzione bassa con qe ci disabilitati).Per la Wlan (intel centrino 6235) non esistono kext quindi usero la ethernet. audio(realtek alc269): ho provato con il voodoohda ma dopo l installazione emette un fischio fastidioso e forte( non funzionante). Non mi installa il bootloader nonostante ho disattivato l UEFI mi parte sempre quello di Windows 8. Ringrazio anticipatamente tutti coloro che vorranno aiutarmi
  10. zen_rain

    Installing Windows 8

    On a Mac Pro (early 2008), I'm installing Windows 8 on its own new drive with OSX 10.8.2. Boot camp works normally, then I get to the Windows 8 installer. It requires formatting the drive, as expected, but after formatting throws this error after clicking "Next:" "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files." The only option after that is to quit the installer. Back in 10.8.2, the drive is labelled "Untitled," is read-only, and formatted for NTFS. Any ideas on how to get Windows 8 to realize that the drive it just formatted is available? Thanks! -J
  11. Hi there, I've recently set up a successful install of Mavericks 10.9.1 using a *certain* USB loader on my Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch, with everything configured to work correctly bar the built-in WiFi, touchscreen and onboard nVidia GPU. However, while everything is running smoothly on the Mac side of things, my pre-installed copy of Windows 8.1 no longer boots from Chimera, notifying me that my boot configuration data is missing. I've pondered that the boot loader I'm using is pointing to the wrong boot partition (rather than the drive which stores Windows that Chimera has detected, along with my Lenovo recovery partition)... However, I'm guessing that my problems may boil down to UEFI, having changed my BIOS settings to Legacy prior to installing Mavericks. I also had to disable Secure Boot to avoid any further issues. Would it be worth reconfiguring my BCD file using Windows 8.1's advanced system recovery, or would that then lead to more problems? Additionally, is it too late to change my boot loader to Clover? I've read that Chimera doesn't support UEFI, but surely I wouldn't receive a BCD error if my Windows partition wasn't detected... Conversely, it may be why I cannot find my System Reserved partition. Obviously, any reinstallations to get my dual-boot config in working order would be my last resort, which is why I'm very hopeful that I'm not the only one to have fallen into this issue. It's taken a lot of time to perfect my Mavericks install! Many thanks for your help in advance. Feel free to ask for any screenshots or further info