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Windows 8 in bootcamp

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  • chandan2u Calculating status...
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    Feb 27, 2013 4:44 PM (in response to JPSSnyder)

    I am very tempted to install windows 8 on bootcamp partition. On the internet, in some posts I found they still have driver issues, while some say that there are workarounds for those issues. Can you please tell me your experience? Did you get all the drivers to work??

  • Darach Corcoran1 Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 9:28 PM (in response to chandan2u)

    I have not been able to install the Windows 8 upgrade, presumably because of the driver issue, although the Microsoft error message merely says it was unable to install the upgrade.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,465 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 11:13 AM (in response to chandan2u)

    chandan2u wrote:

     

    I am very tempted to install windows 8 on bootcamp partition. On the internet, in some posts I found they still have driver issues, while some say that there are workarounds for those issues. Can you please tell me your experience? Did you get all the drivers to work??

    There are no Windows 8 drivers, some people use the Windows 7 drivers and sometimes they work, but sometimes they don't

  • Darach Corcoran1 Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Mar 19, 2013 5:19 AM (in response to JPSSnyder)

    You may well be right - my MacBook Pro Retina has a 556Gb. SSD only, and there may not be drivers for this.

     

    If Apple profess to produce computers which can be operated in either Mac OS or a Windows environment, surely they must ensure that their premier portable and it's technology is enabled to run the current Windows operating system? Isn't it about time that they resolved this driver issue?

     

    I can run Windows 7 on the machine, but not the upgrade to Windows 8.

  • Darach Corcoran1 Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Mar 21, 2013 4:39 AM (in response to Darach Corcoran1)

    I have to withdraw the above comment in the light of today's OS update, which professes to support Windows 8.

     

    When I have installed my OS upgrade, I will try to install my Windows 8 upgrade again, and report on the outcome.

  • Darach Corcoran1 Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Mar 21, 2013 8:49 AM (in response to Darach Corcoran1)

    I have now installed Mac OS 10.8.3 on my MacBook Pro 13" Retina 556Gb. SSD, which already has Windows 7 running in a Boot Camp partition. I have opened Boot Camp Assistant 5.0.2(462) and selected the second option to download the latest Windows support software from Apple. I have tried to download this to an USB 4Gb flash drive, but it seems to stall at the halfway point, and progresses no further.

     

    I only need the new drivers, as I then plan to use my Windows 8 upgrade DVD to install Windows 8.

     

    Has anyone tried to do this? Have they succeeded? Are they also using a machine with SSD?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,465 points)
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    Mar 21, 2013 9:04 AM (in response to Darach Corcoran1)

    You can download the new BC Support Software from here.

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