Mac Mini 2012 bootcamp Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by spokk, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. spokk macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2010
    Anyone get a change to try Windows 8 on bootcamp (not through paralells or vmware) on the new Mac Minis?

    I want to use the mini as a HTPC and i find Windows 8 pretty much perfect with the new UI (also I need to run it as web server and sql server etc and a lot of other Windows specific stuff)

    I know there are no officially supported drivers but i run Win7 on a Mac mini from 2008 without any bootcamp drivers at all and it just works..

    So anyone tried it? Every driver beeing loaded correctly?
  2. surroundfan macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    I put Windoze (sorry... :D) 8 onto my mid-2011 mini last night and it worked fine. All the Bootcamp drivers installed correctly (using 4.0) and Windows 8 subsequently installed a separate Intel graphics program.

    Only drawback was that I installed it onto the 5400RPM drive so it's a bit slow compared to the SSDy snappiness of Mountain Lion.
  3. spokk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2010
    Sounds good but before i try i would really like to know how w8 works on the new models. Anyone tried?
  4. spokk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2010
    Surely someone must have tried now?

    Really want to run W8 as primary OS on this but I dare not get it Before anyone can confirm that it works well..
  5. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    There are still some Bootcamp driver issues with Windows 8 at this point (this is for all Macs not just the 2012 Mac mini). They related to the trackpad and iSight camera. I'm sure Apple will update them at some point but remember that they don't care much about Windows, Bootcamp or getting things updated quickly. It's generally taken Apple a while to update Bootcamp and Windows 8 was just released so you may be waiting a little while before you see anything updated.
  6. opium macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2012
    Yesterday set windows 8 on my Mac mini 2012. Installed from the recovery disc. Installed on top of the win 7 by updatings. Establish normal. The only thing so far failed to make update to windows Media Server. Today continue experimenting. Sorry my english. )

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