2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 15, 2013 1:24 PM by JPSSnyder
JPSSnyder Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

I was already running Windows 8 64 in a BootCamp partition on My MacBook Pro 2011 model but did not have sound. I just downloaded the Windows support drivers and installed them in the Win 8 partition - as far as I can tell everything is working fine. I did get one error message when downloading the Support Files to the USB drive, it said that only Win 7 Support Files were available for my MacBook. I went ahead and used them, and they work fine. My question out of curiosity is whether MacBook Pro Retina users with SSD drives are getting the same message?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (91,885 points)

    Windows 8 compatibility is limited to some Macs. You can check what Macs are supported in this site > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634


    In those Macs that don't support Windows 8, you get a message when you download the Windows support software telling you that you can only install Windows 7 on the computer

  • JPSSnyder Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    The good news is that even though I got the message when I went ahead and installed the Support Files / Drivers on the BootCamp Win 8 64 bit that I had been running for a month, all the minor problems were solved. So if you are willing to assume the risk (and have a recent backup) you may want to try installing Win 8 and use the Win 7 Support Files in an Intel based Mac. Honestly I have not found a single problem, the Win 8 runs better than my previous BootCamp Win 7 install.