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Windows 8 Boot Camp support software

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Dec 5, 2012 11:02 PM

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
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 11:03 PM (in response to _LMD)

    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

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 11:05 PM (in response to _LMD)

    _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.

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 11:46 PM (in response to _LMD)

    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

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 4:55 AM (in response to _LMD)

    You're welcome

  • ReMacs Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 6:18 AM (in response to _LMD)

    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. 

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