I've tried opening the Maps program a dozen times. Sometimes it asks for location authorization, but it never goes past the Maps logo screen.


  • Maps
  • Windows 8 Professional x64
  • MacBook Pro 2009

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    Could you elaborate on how you're running Windows 8 on a MacBook? That seems somewhat uncommon. – Der Hochstapler Oct 29 '12 at 20:21
  • What happens if you turn off the location? I'm assuming it is running into an exception when it tries to get the location information from the MacBook. – Bryant Oct 29 '12 at 20:59
  • @OliverSalzburg Not at all. Apple Mac OS X comes with a built-in utility for dual booting Mac and Windows: Boot Camp. – mcandre Oct 29 '12 at 21:31
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    @mcandre: Oh, I wasn't aware Boot Camp was working with Windows 8 already. Happy to learn that :) – Der Hochstapler Oct 29 '12 at 21:36
  • @OliverSalzburg BootCamp is not working with Windows 8. Hence my post about manual trackpad configuration: superuser.com/questions/495693/… – mcandre Oct 29 '12 at 22:13

In Maps, I pressed F1 on my MacBook Pro and randomly, Maps decides to start working. Now it never fails to load.

post hoc ergo propter hoc? Who knows?


Have you checked the latest BootCamp drivers from Apple you never know what and update can do.Go check Apple website for latest BootCamp Drivers for Windows 8.You can also try WinClone although the download is chargeable.Link here:https://www.twocanoes.com/winclone/

  • Thanks. Apple doesn't release Boot Camp drivers incrementally. Boot Camp is bundled with OS X, so you only see Boot Camp updates when a new OS X comes out. – mcandre Oct 31 '12 at 20:23

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