Boot Camp - Windows 8 - Should I make a tutorial?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by LeakedDave, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. LeakedDave macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone, I've been reading around about Windows 8 and I noticed this link here:

    http://gigaom.com/apple/how-to-install-windows-8-preview-using-boot-camp/

    They go on to say this...

    And they're right... sort of. But there is a workaround.

    Anyways, I had Windows 8 fully installed WITH boot camp support software and all of the drivers on my 2011 MacBook Air within 4 hours of it's release on MS's site. I had to hack the boot camp support installer in order to get it to stop spitting the "This is not Windows 7!" error.

    Am I the only one who has gotten this to work? Is there already a tutorial or should I write one up?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Just because something isn't supported, it doesn't mean it won't work. Many of us ran W7 on our Macs LONG before Boot Camp officially supported it.

    I haven't seen a complete guide myself, but that's probably because I intend to run it in a VM. (Have yet to get to it).

    B
     
  3. buckers macrumors 6502

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    A tutorial would be much appreciated! Installed on a 2010 13" MBA and I can't get many of the drivers to work. :)
     
  4. buckers macrumors 6502

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    I found a way of getting most of the drivers to work; however the graphics drivers aren't playing ball (it's using the default Windows stuff, instead NVidia). Laptop runs very hot, but boots very quickly.
     

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