3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2013 9:58 PM by mende1
cod4snipersas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is it possible to install windows 8 on the new iMac (late 2012) with a USB or external optical drive ? Help is appreciated thanks in advance


iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012)
  • 1. Re: BootCamp Assistance
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    At the moment, I don't recommend you to install Windows 8 on Boot Camp. Some people could install it, but Apple hasn't launched drivers for Windows 8, so if you want to use Boot Camp right now, install the 64-bit Windows 7 edition. Windows 7 is much better than Windows 8 if you are going to use desktop programmes

  • 2. Re: BootCamp Assistance
    cod4snipersas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks dude i actually looked up a little more on the net and found out that Windows 8 wasnt the best option. As for the other question of how and if i can install Windows 7 using a USB stick or a external optical drive you or any other person now if its possible and if possible could you paste a link of a tutorial (not Apple please ). Thanks

  • 3. Re: BootCamp Assistance
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Here is a tutorial to install Windows > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVfRQ0YIDUI