For the bleeding edge amongst us: I'm trying to install windows8 preview on my MacBook air but it won't boot from the USB using the windows8 ISO.. any ideas? I have no issues using the same USB drive to boot from with the Windows7 ISO contents on the USB, however I've had no luck with the Windows8 Dev preview ISO contents.
And yes... it's not supported. I'm experimenting..... and am hoping some like-minded people know the clever details around what it takes for the boot process to work for Win7 & not Win8.
Hey there, first post here.
Anyway, I was able to put Windows 8 on my 2011 MBP using bootcamp very easily.
Burned the .iso to a disk using diskutility, and copied the windows support application files to a USB.
After installing, I poped in my USB and tried to run the setup.exe, but was confronted with an error stating that that version of bootcamp needed to be installed on Windows 7, so I went into the folders that contained the drivers and individually ran each driver .exe. About 80% work, the others fail. Remember to go into the 64x folder if you downloaded the 64x windows 8.
Two finger scrolling, and right-click were both not working. I fixed it by downloading the latest bootcamp software update for windows located here.
I then downloaded winrar from rarlabs.com, and extracted the .exe (a note, since you can't right click with the trackpad, I had to put in a usb mouse, and from there I right clicked the .exe itself and selected "extract to-"). From that I dragged an application file named something like, Bootcamp Software Utility to my desktop. Then I opened it, and there are some options there that allow you to turn on right click, two finger scroll, and two finger tap to right click.
The only thing not working for me are the F-key functions. I tried toggling the F-key setting under that application, but it gave me an error when I hit apply. This also includes the eject key, not functional.
Good luck to everyone else.