4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 25, 2013 10:06 AM by Isakale
Isakale Level 1 (0 points)

I hope i'm not being really annoying with posting so many questions....
This site, http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US , says for my mac, the MacBook Pro 13-inch, Late 2011 should work for Windows 8 64bit, windows 7 64 bit and winodws 7 32 bit.
With that in mind, I chose what seems to be the newest, the windows 8 64 bit.


I found this on amazon and just wanted to make sure this is what i need. is this the full install cd and not just an upgrade? http://www.amazon.com/Windows-System-Builder-OEM-64-Bit/dp/B0094NY3R0/ref=sr_1_1 ?ie=UTF8&qid=1377372064&sr=8-1&keywords=windows+8+64+bit+full

i tried looking, but im not very tech savy, so i just got confused....

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)

    It is annoying to not just ask in the same thread you had already...


    Title suggestion: Windows 8 OEM System Builder


    That being said, 8.1 is due in October. Not sure if system builder will allow or not, so you might want to shop Microsoft for retail or wait for "buy now and get free upgrade"


    8.1 runs smoother and nicer than 7 once you turn off Metro (which 8.1 makes easy).


    Links to Amazon: anything from "ref" on are just extra and not needed. Search terms, user wish list location and ID.


    Windows 8.1 Preview is free download but I think you need to be running 7 or 8 already, try:




  • Isakale Level 1 (0 points)

    I see what your saying about waiting for the 8.1, but I want it as soon as possible. Will that one I posted above work, or should I try using Windows 7, 64 Bit like you suggested in my other post?


    For Windows 7, 64 Bit, I see so many options on Amazon when I search Windows 7, 64 Bit, any idea what might be best?

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=w indows+7+64+bit

  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)

    you do have enough threds on same subject already.


    You see what I say but you really don't


    You want retail copy of Windows. Not an upgrade. A full install.


    OEM can be reinstalled on the same hardware multiple times and is what I use, though I prefer retail as I have had three motherboards go and wish it was more like Mac, buy a copy and install on up to 5 computers.


    I suggest you get 8,0 OEM $89, and Kappy pointed you to "Upgrades" from the Microsoft Windows Store. I don't think you wnt that.

  • Isakale Level 1 (0 points)

    Great, thank you sooo much for all of your help!!!