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After 10.8.3 update, Boot Camp Assistant not recognizing my 64-bit Windows 8 disc

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Mar 17, 2013 7:50 PM

Hello all,

Yesterday I got back from spring break and found out there was a new update to ML (10.8.3). After reading a bit, I found out that the new update supported Windows 8 via Bootcamp, so I uninstalled the old Windows 8 I ages ago via Boot Camp Assistant, and updated my OS to 10.8.3. Then, after attempting to install Windows 8 via Boot Camp Assistant, now it rejects my legit copy of Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, with a message saying, "Need 64-bit Windows 8"

A few months after Windows 8 came out, I read up an online guide to install Windows 8 without Apple's official support and it WORKED just fine. I just wanted to reinstall using the official support this time, and see what I get. Haha.

Please help me if you have a solution to this. (No way buying another copy of Windows 8)


MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)


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