1 Reply Latest reply: May 16, 2013 9:54 PM by Narey
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I have a Mac Mini (Late 2012) running on OS X 10.8.3 and would like to install Windows 8 Pro on a secondary hard drive using Boot Camp 5. Is that really possible?


A little background about the topic under discussion.


1. Mac Mini (Late 2012) has a place holder to accomodate an additional hard drive (2.5") under the hood

2. If just plugged with one, it would show as an additional volume in the finder

3. Boot Camp 5 supoprts Windows 8 Pro 64-bit installation


The idea is to run two operating systems (1. OS X and 2. Windows 8) on two hard drives in a Mac Mini, with maintainability a constraint.


Have any one tried this out?  If so, kindly share if there are any specific procedures apart form the one given in Boot Camp 5 manual.


Thanks in advance.


~ Narey

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • 1. Re: Is it possible to Install Windows 8 Pro 64-bit on a secondary hard dive in Mac Mini (Late 2012) using Boot Camp 5?
    Narey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    I am done with mounting a secondary HDD (thanks to ifixit) and installing Windows 8 Pro 64 bit on it without a worry. Charm, charm!!


    Boot Camp 5 guide prescribes all needed steps and when read and used correctly, installation must be an easy task. And all the existing apple hardwares work so good in the Windows environment too.


    I am going to help out a friend of mine in doing a similar thing on his mac too. If you got specific questions, please do shoot up here and i should be able to get a reply to it (if at all).


    Thanks everyone.


    ~ Narey