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Does anyone know when will Apple update Bootcamp for Windows 8?

686 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 1, 2012 1:19 PM by Vahdyx RSS
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Oct 31, 2012 3:35 PM

I know you can install it but the trackpad won't recognise gestures. Plus everytime I press the F keys the little animation doesn't appear like in OS X, in Windows 7 it did.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Vahdyx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I too would like to know this question and I have a question on top of this as well.


    When purchasing Windows 8 do I buy the system builder edition 64bit? I don't have windows 7 so I can't just simply upgrade it.

  • dave_kelly Calculating status...



    Its possible to activate Windows 8 with the upgrade license available now on special offer without having Windows 7 installed on your Mac. You can get tutorials for this on several websites.


    Note: You need to own atleast one desktop/laptop which has Windows XP, Vista or 7 installed and licensed.


    Getting system builder edition is the easiest way to get your hands on the installation disk but more expensive.

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,550 points)

    We are users who have no insight into when Apple will release anything. It is against the Terms Of Use of these forums to discuss unreleased products or to speculate on future products.

    If you don't have an operating system to upgrade from then yes you need the system builder version.

  • Vahdyx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the reply.


    The thing is we don't have a Windows 7 computer in the house. We have a Windows 8 computer as well as my Macbook Pro-R. So I'm thinking that the disc is my only choice.


    My Macbook doesn't even have a optical drive so it's really good to know that there's a download process it seems (If I'm understanding you correctly)


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