Retina MacBook Pro Win 8 bootcamp question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Matchy, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Matchy macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone. My new retina MacBook Pro (refurbished 2012 retina MacBook Pro) will arrive tonight (9:30am here in Hong Kong)

    I would like to setup up windows 8 along side with Mountain Lion since I need to do some of my academic work on windows side. ( I prefer native boot no virtualisation)

    However, I would like to ask does the bootcamp assistant format the new partition to GPT format or MBR ? As far as I know Windows 8 (EFI mode) required GPT partition.

    Would like to ask for anyone that install windows 8 with the new bootcamp assistant that came with 10.8.3 update. Thanks
     
  2. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

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    No- it will make it a hybrid partition and boot using CSM.
     
  3. Matchy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How about using disk utility to create a undefined partition

    (not formating it into HFS or FAT or NTFS).

    When I try to create a Windows Installation USB with the bootcamp assistant (using my old 2010 macbook pro - by changing the plist to enable the option of creating USB install drive).

    When I boot up by holding down the option key:

    I only saw [Macintosh HD] [Recovery HD] [EFI]

    like the image below

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  4. Matchy thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. scbond macrumors 6502

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    Slightly different answer to your question but if you plan to do actual work in Windows then use Windows 7 and not 8 :D
     

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