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using my win8.1 on my macbook ,

  1. #11


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post

    bootcamp was already suggested by jimbob I think ,but I think because mine is a older duel core I could only use winxp
    Really, I updated an old MacBook from XP to 7, and it runs great. You just have to find the right Bootcamp package for 32 or 64 bit.
    oh,i could be wrong ,maybe one day I will give it a try

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  2. #12


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    yeah my new one was barebones ,no dvd ,no hdd no windows ect ect ,i used video card from my old computer ,
    My original one came with a hard drive, no video card, optical drive or OS though. It was a convenient way to get up and running at the time. And the price was right. It was nice knowing everything was compatible too.
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post

    bootcamp was already suggested by jimbob I think ,but I think because mine is a older duel core I could only use winxp
    Really, I updated an old MacBook from XP to 7, and it runs great. You just have to find the right Bootcamp package for 32 or 64 bit.
    oh,i could be wrong ,maybe one day I will give it a try
    I was thinking 7 might work too. I know next to nothing about boot camp so I didn't mention it.
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  4. #14


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Well, there are bunches of packages, so you have to find the one that goes with your Specific MacBook and the version of OSX that it on it, and three are 32 and 64 bit packages too. I could nto find a Bootcamp that would just install, so I extracted all the files out of it, and used all of the drivers I knew would work.

    See, apple wants to HIDE exactly what hardware is in their systems, where usually they are the same chipsets as are in some PCs. The Bootcamp Drivers actually identify the chipsets, which is why they bundle the Bootcamp Installers into a self extracting RAR or 7z. So you try every archive format you have until something opens it, and then extract all the separate installers to your Macbook HD, then you can choose the ones that are in your system.

    Plus, I use AIDA64 to identify what's in there, apple can hide what the ships ARE by removing the identifiers from the actual chips but not from a program that can READ em and tell you what they are. Once I get the Windows OS into it, I just treat it as a Driver Recovery job for an unfamiliar motherboard, AIDA64 tells you what the motherboard MFG is too.

    The final trick is getting the Bootcamp Program installed into it, and that's the easy part.
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  5. #15


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    bootcamp sounds like to much of a challenge to me ,I'll stick with using it as it is ,good info though,thanks
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  6. #16


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Well, you may get lucky though, just try downloading soem bootcamp files.


    Setting UP bootcamp, that's easy - Run the Bootcamp Tool on the Apple Side. You stick your Windows Install disk into the drive, then start Bootcamp. It'll create an NTFS partition, then reboot into the Windows 7/8 install startup. It's really easy.

    The only hard thing is finding the right Bootcamp Driver Package.

    When you are ready, let me know I'll get on Facetime with you and show you.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    thank maybe some day soon I will give it a go
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