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How can I dual boot a macbook air with windows 8?

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How can I dual boot a macbook air with windows 8?

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  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Aug 18, 2013 10:56 PM (in response to 6Crow6)

    I gave you the steps on your last thread.

     

    After you have set up your MacBook Air, buy a full or System Builder Windows 8 version at Amazon or NewEgg. If you use an upgrade version, you won't be able to activate it. Make sure you buy a 64-bit Windows version as required by your MacBook.

     

    OS X comes with Boot Camp Assistant (in /Applications/Utilities), which simplify the process of installing Windows, helping you download the Windows support software and create the partition for Windows. Also, if you downloaded Windows in a ISO image, it will help you creating a bootable USB drive with the installer.

     

    After using Boot Camp Assistant, the installation starts. Follow the Apple's steps to install Windows through Boot Camp > http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/boot_camp_install-setup_10.8.pdf

     

    If you want more information about Boot Camp > http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp

  • nbar Level 5 Level 5 (6,510 points)
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    Aug 18, 2013 10:57 PM (in response to 6Crow6)

    Depends on your MBA model.

     

    MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)

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    MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013)

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    MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012)

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    MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012)554---
    MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011)554---
    MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011)554---
    MacBook Air (13-inch, Late 2010)-44---
    MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010)-44---
    MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2009)--4-44
    MacBook Air (13-inch, Late 2008)--4-44
    MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2008)--4-44

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634

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