6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2013 9:36 PM by tmno2
tmno2 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a fuly updated MacBook Pro With an Intel CPU Late 2011 model, running the updated Mountain Lion OS, with 8 gb memory installed.


I also have a x'mas gifted WIn 8 Pro to install, hopefully via bootcamp.


I cant find much positive assistance via research, to proceed yet.


Can I use the Win 7 Boot camp assistant to install Win 8?


Any help would be appreciated.



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), P/N: MC700X/A
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,156 points)

    At the moment, Boot Camp isn't compatible with Windows 8, so don't install it yet. Instead, install Windows 7 on Boot Camp.


    Another option is to install Windows 8 on a virtual machine, using Parallels, VMware Fusion or VirtualBox

  • Chamar Level 4 (2,105 points)

    Windows 8 is not yet fully supported under Bootcamp.  Search these Communities and you will find a lot of discussion on this topic.


    Consider either Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion.

  • tmno2 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks to both mende 1 and Chamar,


    Seems I should have looked up this forum before I uninstalled "Parallel 7", but that's fate for you!


    Luckily everything is backed up, so will do a restore, update to Parra 8 , and try from there.


    I bet that as soon as I get this sorted APPLE will come out with an updated WIN 8 compatable Bootcamp.


    Fate and Nature will always retain the upper hand!


    Thanks again boys.

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,156 points)

    You are welcome

  • pratnala Level 1 (5 points)

    Windows 8 works fine on my Mid 2012 MBP with Win7's drivers. However I suggest you wait for some time as OS X 10.8.3 supports Windows 8 and currently 11 betas have been released already. So, the public release should be imminent if you ask me    

  • tmno2 Level 1 (0 points)

    Further to my now resolved predicament.


    I installed Parralells 8 , then added MS WIN 8 pro 64 bit as a virtual machine.


    It works like a charm with 8 Gb of memory, and have had no problems as yet.