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Old Nov 15, 2012, 03:48 PM   #1
camerondtaylor
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Installing Windows 8 OEM on Bootcamp

My system is a 2010 Macbook Pro running a Core i7 with 8gb RAM.

My boot camp version of XP crashed last year and I deleted the partition. I now need Windows again, and am looking to install Windows 8. I do not have Windows 7 and obviously can't install Windows XP with ease due to Lion Boot Camp restrictions.

I was wondering if anyone has installed a Windows 8 OEM on their Bootcamp. Please let me know if it was straight forward or if you encountered problems. I know about the brightness issues and the trackpad not working (I have a USB mouse).

Thanks
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 05:57 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by camerondtaylor View Post
My system is a 2010 Macbook Pro running a Core i7 with 8gb RAM.

My boot camp version of XP crashed last year and I deleted the partition. I now need Windows again, and am looking to install Windows 8. I do not have Windows 7 and obviously can't install Windows XP with ease due to Lion Boot Camp restrictions.

I was wondering if anyone has installed a Windows 8 OEM on their Bootcamp. Please let me know if it was straight forward or if you encountered problems. I know about the brightness issues and the trackpad not working (I have a USB mouse).

Thanks
In one post I read you can get the trackpad working by uninstalling touchpad, installing normal mouse driver, reinstalling touchpad drivers.

http://apple.stackexchange.com/quest...-windows-8-rtm

And the MacRumors version:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1477747
Ah, and the reason for the basic mouse drivers...
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First go to the bootcamp control panel (in the system tray), and see if there is a tab for the trackpad. If there is, check to make sure "Secondary Click" is checked under "two fingers".

If there isn't a trackpad option, go to the device manager, uninstall the trackpad (you'll need a mouse to navigate). Find the actual drivers, and manually delete them, then re-install the bootcamp drivers.

You may need to check again if secondary click is checked.
Maybe this weekend I will be able to get into the foray of installing Windows 8 on my late 2009 MBP. I have my Seagate 750GB Momentus XT Hybrid (8GB of SSD built into it) standing by to join my 500GB Momentus XT hybrid (4GB of SSD bulit into it).
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