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Will there be a boot camp for Windows 8 Pro?

588 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 18, 2012 11:24 PM by darthrevan945 RSS
JemAngel Calculating status...
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Oct 11, 2012 5:33 PM

Does anyone have a clue as to when Apple will have the boot camp available for the Windows 8 Pro? I like the interface better than the Win 7.

boot camp for Win 7 works great but when applied to the  Win 8 program...display is dim, apple keyboard and track mouse in-operable. The case gets hot but only on the Windows operating side. I am unistalling Windows entirely until there is a boot camp that resolves these issues. Mac Operating sys. 10.8.2 mtn lion

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • markwmsn Level 4 Level 4 (3,945 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 8:15 PM (in response to JemAngel)

    If anybody here knows, he or she would not be allowed to say. The rest of us would only be speculating, and we're not supposed to do that here.

  • darthrevan945 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 12:03 AM (in response to JemAngel)

    People aren't supposed to say here at least reguarding future releases of apple products, but I do know that windows 8 should work with the current bootcamp, I haven't tried because I really dont like windows 8, but it should take all the windows 7 drivers, and I've read about people thatve gotten it working on their macs. Of course it's completely unsupported, but that doesnt mean it isnt going to work.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,365 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 9:12 AM (in response to darthrevan945)

    darthrevan945 wrote:

     

    People aren't supposed to say here at least reguarding future releases of apple products, but I do know that windows 8 should work with the current bootcamp, I haven't tried because I really dont like windows 8, but it should take all the windows 7 drivers, and I've read about people thatve gotten it working on their macs. Of course it's completely unsupported, but that doesnt mean it isnt going to work.

    Of course the operative word here is 'should' .. It has worked for some and not for others, as 8 is currently un-released that is unlikely to change until Microsoft release it and (and only then) Apple release drivers for it.

  • fishffishstinks Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 7:32 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Well Windows 8 is out in 2 weeks, so I guess we'll see? I'd like to know ahead of time. What's Apple's track when it comes to bootcamp drivers, ie: How long until Windows 7 had bootcamp drivers so we can get a general sense?

  • darthrevan945 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Oct 18, 2012 11:24 PM (in response to fishffishstinks)

    I'm not sure how long it was for win 7 drivers.

    I have always been a PC user until I bought a mac and loved it, but from that experience, *most* windows drivers from older versions work in newer versions of windows. the only two exceptions being from windows 9x (dos based) and windows 2000 and up (NT based), and the other is 64bit vs 32bit drivers. For example, I had a really old thinkpad (like from 2000 or something) that was only supported up to XP, I installed windows 7 on it. Installed all the XP drivers and it worked great. Yes, the key word is *should* but I wouldn't doubt it.

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