For a week now I have been trying to install Windows on my late 2011 MacBook Pro 15". After struggling through the whole installation part (see here), I finally managed to boot into Windows 8.1.
First thing I saw was the Bootcamp drivers installer. The first few times I actually tried running it, but It would always result in a BSOD when trying to install the Intel HD drivers. The BSOD would always say SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (igdkmd64.sys). My Windows installation was broken every time this BSOD occurred (Boots into blackscreen and reboots after 5-10s).
I eventually found out that removing the
IntelHDLegacyGraphics64.exe file from
/BootCamp/Drivers/Intel on my installation device would (temporarily) fix that screen.
With the bootcamp drivers installed (actually without them too, but I couldn't use things like wifi then), I was now finally able to actually boot onto the desktop, but there would always be this little error message from AMD catalyst that there was some kind of error with my graphics drivers. At first, I tried to fix this by going to device manager and updating the drivers of my graphics card, but I would always get the same igdkmd64.sys BSOD, which rendered my Windows installation useless. Also, I did not find any "Intel HD" devices in the device manager, even with "show hidden devices" turned on.
After 5 or so more installations, I noticed that the BSOD would occur 5-10 Minutes after boot regardless of what I would do, as long as I didn't do nothing. I couldn't even run Windows Update for the same reason (I unchecked the Intel HD drivers update).
The frustrating thing for me is, that even if I do not have a igdkmd64.sys driver installed (I checked) it still crashes with this file given as as reason. I some installations, I actually found that file and tried deleting/renaming/moving it, but it would always reappear after a reboot.
Edit: I installed Windows 8.1 64 bit from a USB flash drive created with the BootCamp Assistant, which also downloaded the support software. I also tried installing Windows 8, but this resulted in it blackscreening after ~20s and restarting in the setup (where you are asked to enter your username and such).