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Bootcamp on Mid-2012 MPB 15": This Mac only supports Windows 7

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Hoping someone can help. I have a Mid-2012 MPB 15" (A1286). Bought it direct from Apple with a few extra add-ons (fastest CPU, 7200RPM 750GB drive, HD screen... not Retina).


Being an architect and developer I need to run Windows in Bootcamp from time to time. I have been having some issues running Windows 8 and recently saw that the latest Bootcamp should support it.


I have all patches applied yet when I run Bootcamp Assistant and get to the point of it starting I get a pop-up that states "This Mac only supports Windows 7." Then it asks if I want to continue. I have checked the support machines and mine is pretty much the latest MPB non-Retina model. What is going on?


I have 10.8.3 and I checked the Bootcamp Assistant version is 5.0.2.


Any help would be greatly appreciated. I want to make sure this goes well.


I have used Parallels but sometimes I really need to go native for tasks for performance.


Thank you so much,



MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • DLMiller Level 2 Level 2 (390 points)

    Hi VArterjr,


    Have you read through the Windows 8 and Bootcamp setup Guide? Maybe this will help you through your issue.


    Good luck.


  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)

    Download the latest 10.8.3 Combo Update and install that. that may include the newest version of boot camp where as the Software update version may not.


    If that doesn't do it then run Boot Camp Assistant with a Win 7 DVD in the drive and when it gets to the partitioning phase eject the Win 7 DVD and insert the Win 8 DVD.


    Als download the version 5 boot camp driver package and save it to a USB thumb drive.


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