Windows 8 Freezing Constantly?

I’ve been running Windows 8 in BootCamp on my iMac ever since the Consumer Preview was released (loving it!), but it wasn’t until I installed the Release Preview on my MacBook Pro that I ran into the dreaded and mysterious freezing problem. With no explanation and no warning, Windows would just lock up, forcing me to reboot to get it running again. The fix, thanks to Tripp Parks at Microsoft, is quite simple…

 

From an elevated command prompt run the following command followed by a reboot:

bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes

 

Here’s what it looks like:

Fix for Windows 8 Freezing Constantly

 

If you run into this error:

image

 

It’s because you didn’t elevate your command prompt – right click on cmd in your Start Page and select Run As:

Run as...

 

Of course, your mileage may vary, but this worked for me right away – enjoy!

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