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Bootcamp support for windows 8?

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pkellner Calculating status...
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Nov 3, 2012 11:27 AM

I've failed several times getting all the drivers to work with the now released version of windows 8 pro.  Is there any apple support coming for windows 8 with bootcamp? If so, when, or is there currently work arounds that support all the drivers (thunderbolt, display, etc.)

 

Thanks,

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Nov 3, 2012 11:35 AM (in response to pkellner)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Nov 3, 2012 12:01 PM (in response to pkellner)

    You are not speaking to Apple here, so there won't be any comments from them here. Currently, Apple's Boot Camp does not officially support Windows 8. If that's a problem for you then install Windows 7 until support is available.

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,570 points)
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    Nov 3, 2012 12:11 PM (in response to pkellner)

    You should visit the Bootcamp forum and read the many Windows 8 discussions. https://discussions.apple.com/community/windows_software/boot_camp

  • Ewen Level 6 Level 6 (11,790 points)
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    Nov 3, 2012 12:16 PM (in response to Kappy)

    If you read the linked doc you would note...

     

    "Boot Camp supports Microsoft Windows Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7.".

     

    Win 8 not currently officially supported!

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,570 points)
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    Nov 3, 2012 1:50 PM (in response to pkellner)

    pkellner wrote:

     

    Wow, trying not to respond my thoughts here.  Some pretty wound tight people on this thread.

     

    I'll wait patiently now to see when and if Apple releases windows 8 support.

    "Some pretty wound tight people on this thread."

     

    What do you mean? You got good answers from Kappy, Ewen, and me. You got links to the help files that explain which Windows are supported. You got a quote from one of the help files that says Windows 7 is supported. You got a link to the Bootcamp forums where your question is the subject of many discussions. You asked your question as though asking Apple and you were informed that Apple does not participate here. And you were told straight out that Windows 8 is not supported.

     

    What did you not receive that you expected? What prompted you to say that we are wound up tight? I think your question was answered in a straight forward way and it was answered very well.

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,570 points)
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    Nov 3, 2012 2:09 PM (in response to pkellner)

    Sometimes links or answers such as you received can be interpreted how you interpreted them. But I think you were really given the best answers possible. For example instead of just saying no you can't install Windows 8, you were provided rationale, through the links, and alternatives by the suggestion that if you didn't want to try Windows 8 that you could still revert to installing Windows 7. Then to shore up the answers provided I suggested you go to the Bootcamp forum, hopefully to read about the successes and failures of those who have tried to install Windows 8.

     

    Sorry you got the impression you did.

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