I want to install Windows8 beta on my Early 2008 Mac

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  1. HadItWithWindow, Mar 5, 2012
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    HadItWithWindow macrumors regular

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    At one time (prior to Leopard) I had Bootcamp on my iMac. A hard drive crash on my iMac came and I never reinstalled Bootcamp or Windows7 on the Mac

    I have Windows7 Home Premium Edition which I install two or so years ago on my MB Pro. After installing Windows8 on the MB Pro I decided to install Bootcamp again on the Mac and Windows8. Here are the possible problems I see.

    I only have a Leopard OSX Disc. I downloaded Lion for both MB Pro and Mac.

    I have Lion on both MP Pro (upgraded after Windows7 Install) and Mac.

    Will I encounter any problems loading Bootcamp on the Mac and Windows7 which I will update to Windows8 with only a Snow Leopard Disc rather then a Lion Disc?
     
  2. ThisFool macrumors newbie

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    don't know if this will help but if you have lion and go to the bootcamp assistant , theres an option to make a installation disk for windows 7. which burns the bootcamp drivers.
     
  3. zephonic macrumors 65816

    zephonic

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    I installed Win8 on my '09 MacPro, no probs. In fact, you don't even need the bootcamp drivers. Only thing not working is superdrive eject button.
     
  4. ThisFool macrumors newbie

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    do the other hotkeys like dim brightness and volume keys also work without bootcamp drivers?
     
  5. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    In my experience with my 2009 MacBook Pro, they do not.
     
  6. ThisFool macrumors newbie

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    if you install bootcamp via (snow) leo disc after windows install it wil install drivers also for isight etc. i have it on my late 2008 13" macbook.

    except for my dim lights buttons that broke after i updated to the latest nvidia drivers (for win8cons prev)
     

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