Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2012 4:58 AM (in response to Ben Hong)
Windows 8 is not supported. There are no Windows 8 Bootcamp drivers. Read the many posts here about people having issues with Windows 8 installations.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2012 6:56 PM (in response to Ben Hong)
I have various apple machines. A 17 inch 2010 macbook pro and a 15 inch 2011 macbook pro. I usually use the 2010 machine to experiment. I like windows and have installed win 8 enterprise (see volume licensing) as my main desktop o/s at home. The first couple of times I installed win 8 on the 17 inch mbp, after updating the drivers with the bootcamp 4 drivers, the machine kept crashing and rebooting.
I googled bootcamp version and discovered that there is a bootcamp 5. I deleted my windows partition, recreated it, downloaded bootcamp 5, and reinstalled windows 8 pro. This time when I ran the bootcamp 5 drivers, the machine did not crash.
It seems there is a lack of awareness of the existence of bootcamp 5.
If you are going to install windows 8, DO NOT use your old bootcamp drivers. Download a new bootcamp 5 file from apple (available during the creation of the bootcamp partition) and you are set. No more problems. Also be aware that even the new bootcamp 5 drivers can be updated.