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Boot Camp Drivers for Windows 8

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ghornsoftball Calculating status...
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When will Boot Camp drivers for Windows 8 be available?

  • cleiton.bnu Calculating status...
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    Nov 10, 2012 3:16 AM (in response to ghornsoftball)

    ??????????????

    whennnnn Apple ???

     

    i have a Macook Pro Retina..

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,580 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 7:07 AM (in response to cleiton.bnu)

    This is not Apple. We are users like you. We have no insight into when Apple will release any product including Windows 8 drivers.

  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,535 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 10:24 AM (in response to cleiton.bnu)

    had win7 in bootcamp and bought the win8 digital upgrade and everything works fine on my imac

  • platerpus7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 9:56 PM (in response to ghornsoftball)

    you do not need to wait for drivers.  your computer came with software either on a disk or on a usb.  on that software are the drivers for your computer.  the drivers tell windows about each piece of hardware that is on your computer.  it does not matter which version of windows you are installing, your computer is still using the same drivers, unless you install 3rd party parts on your computer (which is NOT possible anymore with apple), if you have 3rd party hardware you can download the drivers from that companies website but for mem or HD its usually not a big deal in bootcamp.  anyway, you should have it with your computers software, if you cant find it you can download your computer drivers from apple.com

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,390 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 10:50 PM (in response to platerpus7)

    platerpus7 wrote:

     

    you do not need to wait for drivers.  your computer came with software either on a disk or on a usb.  on that software are the drivers for your computer.  the drivers tell windows about each piece of hardware that is on your computer.  it does not matter which version of windows you are installing, your computer is still using the same drivers, unless you install 3rd party parts on your computer (which is NOT possible anymore with apple), if you have 3rd party hardware you can download the drivers from that companies website but for mem or HD its usually not a big deal in bootcamp.  anyway, you should have it with your computers software, if you cant find it you can download your computer drivers from apple.com

    1. Current Macs DO NOT come with a disk or a usb.

    2. Computer drivers can not be downloaded from Apple.

     

    Please do a little research before you post such misleading information.

  • jonathanhook Calculating status...
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    Dec 21, 2012 7:59 AM (in response to Csound1)

    You can download the drivers from Bootcamp Assistant. When it askes for the Windows 7 disc, just stick in your Windows 8 one. All should work fine.

     

    (Written on my MacBook running Windows 8).

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,390 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 8:49 AM (in response to platerpus7)

    platerpus7 wrote:

     

    you do not need to wait for drivers.  your computer came with software either on a disk or on a usb.  on that software are the drivers for your computer.  the drivers tell windows about each piece of hardware that is on your computer.  it does not matter which version of windows you are installing, your computer is still using the same drivers, unless you install 3rd party parts on your computer (which is NOT possible anymore with apple), if you have 3rd party hardware you can download the drivers from that companies website but for mem or HD its usually not a big deal in bootcamp.  anyway, you should have it with your computers software, if you cant find it you can download your computer drivers from apple.com

    Apple stopped supplying disks 2 operating systems ago, current Macs do not come with discs.

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