7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2012 6:18 AM by ReMacs
_LMD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Good day, I have installed Windows 8 successfully on my Macbook, [OS X Mountain Lion] using Boot Camp assistant. When I got to the step to install the Boot Camp Support software with the CD I created during installation through bootcamp, a pop up message appeared: "This version of Boot Camp is not intended for this computer model." I am stuck in Windows at the moment, there is no way to restart in Mac OS X now, I have tried the hold down the option key while restarting too, it doesn't work.

 

1. how can I get to restart in Mac again?

2. where can I download the correct Boot Camp support software for this computer for Windows 8? [macbook pro with retina display; OS X Mountain Lion]

 

thanks

LMD


MacBook Pro with Retina display
  • 1. Re: Windows 8 Boot Camp support software
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    1. Press X key when your computer starts to boot into OS X.

     

    2. Windows 8 isn't compatible with Boot Camp, so wait until Apple releases updated Boot Camp drivers

  • 2. Re: Windows 8 Boot Camp support software
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,445 points)

    _LMD wrote:

     

    Good day, I have installed Windows 8 successfully on my Macbook, [OS X Mountain Lion] using Boot Camp assistant. When I got to the step to install the Boot Camp Support software with the CD I created during installation through bootcamp, a pop up message appeared: "This version of Boot Camp is not intended for this computer model." I am stuck in Windows at the moment, there is no way to restart in Mac OS X now, I have tried the hold down the option key while restarting too, it doesn't work.

     

    1. how can I get to restart in Mac again?

    Reboot, hold the X key when you hear the chime, hold it until the computer starts to boot in OSX

     

    2. where can I download the correct Boot Camp support software for this computer for Windows 8? [macbook pro with retina display; OS X Mountain Lion]

    Windows 8 is not yet supported, there are no drivers, wait for them or use Windows 7.

  • 3. Re: Windows 8 Boot Camp support software
    _LMD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for the quick response. I am Trying to reboot with the X key pressed down, its not starting up in OSX ? it opens the windows 8 icon and then freezes ?

  • 4. Re: Windows 8 Boot Camp support software
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    You've deleted OS X.

     

    1. Press Command and R keys when your Mac starts.

     

    2. Open Disk Utility, select the hard disk in the sidebar and erase it.

     

    3. Install OS X

  • 5. Re: Windows 8 Boot Camp support software
    _LMD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much!!! Both my windows7 and Mac OS X are good to go now!

  • 6. Re: Windows 8 Boot Camp support software
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    You're welcome

  • 7. Re: Windows 8 Boot Camp support software
    ReMacs Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)

    If you got Bootcamp download from Mountain Lion then the Version of Bootcamp is 5, I believe.

    In any case, Windows 8 will not accept any Bootcamp version below 4. It maybe complains but should automatically go into compatibility install by itself. 

     

    If it does not, you can right click the Bootcamp's Setup.exe on CD or disk - wherever you have it, and set compatibility to Windows 7 SP1.

     

    Also, it is not a bad idea to copy your versions of Bootcamp to some save area in your Windows account.