Going from Win8 preview to full release

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lsh, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. lsh macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    I'm running preview installed with bootcamp and VMware fusion. I am a recent Mac convert and didn't want to buy Win7 knowing Win8 was coming. I have special purpose software that only runs on Win - and sometimes doesn't function well under VMware.

    I understand that I need the system builder version since I'm not upgrading from another Win version.

    If I create a new bootcamp partition, can I delete the Preview one when I'm ready?
    Anything else I need to consider?
  2. UNLV macrumors newbie


    Oct 16, 2012
    Nevada|Las Vegas
    Bootcamp will...

    Bootcamp will only allow one partition. Probably you can overwrite the partition with the final release by inserting the USB/DVD while booting your bootcamp partition?
  3. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2011
    United States
    Honestly I would consider Windows 7 instead of Windows 8 since you don't have a touch interface. Windows 7 is a much better OS IMO.

    Yes, you could use Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows 8 unsupported, and delete the VM.

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