4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2013 6:58 AM by mende1
Kirk P. Level 1 Level 1

So is there or is there not official Boot Camp Windows 8 Support drivers for Snow Leopard.  From what I can see they have them now for other OS X's, but not Snow Leopard.  Does that mean I have to upgrade my OSX to get Windows 8 support?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Boot Camp v 3.0.4, Intel Core i7
Solved by mende1 on Mar 23, 2013 6:58 AM Solved

In the case of the Windows 8 support, it's special, because Boot Camp drivers for Windows 8 (Boot Camp 5) are available from the Apple Support website > http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1638 Look at the right part of that site to see that your Mac is compatible. If your Mac isn't compatible, don't download them, and you won't be able to make Windows 8 run properly.

 

If your Mac is supported, just download the drivers from there and follow the steps on that site to burn them into a USB drive. Then, just open "Boot Camp Assistant" app and follow the steps to install Windows as usual. After installing Windows 8, install the Boot Camp drivers you have downloaded.

 

Apple has decided to release the Boot Camp 5 drivers on its Support page, so you don't have to upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion in order to be able to install Windows 8 if you have a compatible Mac. See > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    The drivers for Snow Leopard are on the Snow Leopard DVD, just as they have always been.

  • Kirk P. Level 1 Level 1

    The Windows 7 drivers yes - I looking for Windows 8 drivers

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    None have been released for Snow Leopard.

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    In the case of the Windows 8 support, it's special, because Boot Camp drivers for Windows 8 (Boot Camp 5) are available from the Apple Support website > http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1638 Look at the right part of that site to see that your Mac is compatible. If your Mac isn't compatible, don't download them, and you won't be able to make Windows 8 run properly.

     

    If your Mac is supported, just download the drivers from there and follow the steps on that site to burn them into a USB drive. Then, just open "Boot Camp Assistant" app and follow the steps to install Windows as usual. After installing Windows 8, install the Boot Camp drivers you have downloaded.

     

    Apple has decided to release the Boot Camp 5 drivers on its Support page, so you don't have to upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion in order to be able to install Windows 8 if you have a compatible Mac. See > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634