3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 17, 2014 2:51 AM by Vintiki
Rahulbohra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I HAVE MACBOOK A1342 I WANT TO INSTALL WINDOWS 8 IT SHOWS AN ERROR STATING THAT YOU CANNOT INSTALL WIN8 PLEASE TELL ME WHAT SHOUD I DO TO FIX IT


MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (90,805 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    You have a Late 2009 MacBook. As you could check in the link above, the Late 2009 MacBook isn't supported by Boot Camp to get Windows 8 installed. However, Boot Camp Assistant doesn't clarify this, because you can install Windows 8 (your system meets all the hardware requirements), but there aren't Boot Camp drivers for your computer, so Windows 8 won't work properly.

     

    If you still wants to run Windows 8, install Parallels, VMware Fusion or VirtualBox, and install Windows 8 on a virtual machine. If you want to install Windows on Boot Camp, you can only install a 32 or 64-bit Windows 7 version

  • chuweitong Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a same machine, managed installed win8 w/o bootcamp.

    google macbook without bootcamp, and you will find the method.

    my steps are follows,

    1 boot with a CD (I forget the name, this is critical)

    2 select USB with win8 bootable img preloaded.

    3 following the win8 installation steps

    4 download bootcamp 5, install drivers.

     

    done

     

    after everything done, I still have two unregon items in hardware, but it is OK.

    Each time to boot, need to press down alt key.

  • Vintiki Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Each time to boot, need to press down alt key.

     

    Reset NVRAM, and boot windows OK