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

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    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.

    Thanks
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    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

    maflynn

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

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