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Boot Camp Installation of the Windows 8 System Builder DVD

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    Boot Camp Installation of the Windows 8 System Builder DVD


    I was FORCED to install Windows 8 to my IMac 24 inch running Mountain Lion OS via Parallels 8 for the following reason. I receive an error message stating that some files cannot be moved and that I must create a single partition formatted Mac OS X Journal Extended. In short. the Windows 8 partition could not be created. The problem is, my drive is ALREADY a single partition in the aforementioned format. I succeeded in installing Windows 8 on my other IMac via Boot Camp with no problems. The only difference between the two IMacs is the former runs the Mountain Lion OS while the latter runs the Lion OS. Any suggestions? I LOVE Windows 8, however, there is significant performance degradation when running Windows 8 within Parallels. Please help! Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by jds4000; 03 Nov 2012 at 22:49.

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    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    As per Apple support:

    3. Which versions of Windows work with Boot Camp 4.0?
    You can use Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, or Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate with Boot Camp 4.0. Windows XP and Windows Vista are not supported with Boot Camp 4.0.

    4. Does Windows 8 work with Boot Camp 4.0?
    Windows 8 is currently not supported with Boot Camp.

    Boot Camp 4.0, OS X Lion and Mountain Lion: Frequently asked questions
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