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Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro

  1. #1

    Seattle, WA
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro

    Say I purchased another copy of Windows 8, could I load it to my MacBook Pro using Bootcamp? Is such a thing supported? Also, is there a resource for drivers? I installed the Windows 8 Dev/Consumer Previews but several drivers didn't work such as trackpad scrolling & WiFi.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    I have not done it yet, but I think it is doable with style even now. This is the best read I've seen on what you want to do. Try at your own risk, of course. I am in no hurry to Boot Camp Win8; I like my Win7 Boot Camp install too well. I have seen where others have successfully installed 8 via Boot Camp.
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  3. #3

    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8

    What?! And defile such lovely hardware? [jk]

    Yes, it's possible, with no warranties expressed or implied.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    Really, the Mac hardware is superb, not that there is not some other pretty good stuff out there. Generally, it is not a the Mac level though.
    Last edited by znod; 06 Jan 2013 at 14:10.
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