Beginner Bootcamp Question - How do I get Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by irDigital0l, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    Thinking about getting Bootcamp for my 13" MBA 2013 model. I'm pretty new to Bootcamp so I have no idea what to do. I plan on seriously studying it before I do it.

    My understanding is that I can no longer get Windows 7 and instead have to opt to get Window 8 through a Microsoft Store? Is there anyway I can get it digitally? I don't know if not having a disk player in my MBA will be a problem.

  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    Yes. Windows 8 is available as a download or on disk. You are still able to buy Windows 7 at retailers like Best Buy or online at sources like Newegg. Both are just fine for your Mac.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Since you have an MBA, get the ISO version from, and then from there use bootcamp to create a bootable USB thumb drive from that ISO.

Share This Page