Installing Windows 8 OEM on Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by camerondtaylor, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. camerondtaylor macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2012
    My system is a 2010 Macbook Pro running a Core i7 with 8gb RAM.

    My boot camp version of XP crashed last year and I deleted the partition. I now need Windows again, and am looking to install Windows 8. I do not have Windows 7 and obviously can't install Windows XP with ease due to Lion Boot Camp restrictions.

    I was wondering if anyone has installed a Windows 8 OEM on their Bootcamp. Please let me know if it was straight forward or if you encountered problems. I know about the brightness issues and the trackpad not working (I have a USB mouse).

  2. Bheleu macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2010
    In one post I read you can get the trackpad working by uninstalling touchpad, installing normal mouse driver, reinstalling touchpad drivers.

    And the MacRumors version:
    Ah, and the reason for the basic mouse drivers...
    Maybe this weekend I will be able to get into the foray of installing Windows 8 on my late 2009 MBP. I have my Seagate 750GB Momentus XT Hybrid (8GB of SSD built into it) standing by to join my 500GB Momentus XT hybrid (4GB of SSD bulit into it).

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