help with bootcamp windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by wingate.white, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. wingate.white macrumors newbie

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    I have a rMBP 2.6-16-512 and I would like to partition it and be able to dual boot with windows 8 via bootcamp. I've been looking for a copy of windows 8 to purchase but so far all I have seen is upgrades from a previous edition, nothing to install from scratch. Could someone please link me to what I need?
     
  2. applebro macrumors member

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  3. Sgtarky macrumors regular

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    if it is like vista or 7 first you install it without the key..it will do a a full install as an upgrade...then when in windows. do an upgrade install and put the key in. just guessing that 8 will do the same.
     
  4. Brenster macrumors 6502

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    Alas no, it won't. You need an activated instance of a qualifying version of Windows in place first. Once the installation wizard has qualified your instance of Windows to be upgraded, you can elect to do an in place upgrade or a custom install whereby you can format the drive/partition and then install Win8.
     
  5. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    It's a shame they just don't tune the installer so that you enter the vista/xp/7 key first and then the 8 key before install. Such a complex solution to a simple problem.
     
  6. staylor macrumors newbie

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  7. Soundflunky macrumors regular

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    This might sound odd, but if you pirate it, and attempt to activate it, there's an option to buy a license. I'm not sure if that's something everyone sees before inputting their code, and if you can still proceed with pirating it, because since I actually wanted to buy it, I took that option and paid with PayPal. I also got a link to download a legit copy and there was an option (which I didn't take) of having a DVD copy shipped.

    Just plain odd that they don't offer a way of getting it directly.
     
  8. thepalestblue macrumors newbie

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