So Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Spontida, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Spontida macrumors regular

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    Now that its supported, what type of CD do I need to buy or do I need the ISO?

    Confused...
     
  2. Spontida thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really? 354 views but no one posts? Help please.
     
  3. justperry macrumors 604

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    Buy Windows 8

    Windows and most OS's don't even fit on a CD.:p

    You can buy directly from Microsoft, download or DVD, and there are plenty of online places to buy or in your local shops.
     
  4. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    You need to create a Win8 ISO or USB flash drive installer. You need to do that on a Windows machine. If you have an earlier version of Windows you can buy the upgrade which is in fact a full version but will only install if you have a previous version already installed. If not then you have to buy the full version. Unfortunately for you the $39 upgrade version is no longer available. You can go here and check out your options http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/buy
     
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  6. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    If yours is a recent machine, almost 100% sure you need to put the ISO on a USB. Buy online.
     
  7. jrs22 macrumors 6502

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    I bought the MS Win 8 system builder (OEM) DVD from B&H for $89. It's legal for an end user to install it on a Mac.
     
  8. justperry macrumors 604

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    A mac is a PC so yes it is legal.
     
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    Yes you are correct. I forgot to mention it because my rMBP doesn't have one so I had to use the USB method. I installed mine in Parallels though. And initially I installed to a new VM. When I entered my sn# it told me that the version I installed cannot be used for a clean install, meaning I had to have had Windows 7 or earlier first. However if you do have an earlier version of Windows installed, the installer will give you the option for a clean install.

    Just FYI for anyone else :)
     
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  12. Hans Kamp macrumors member

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    Is it possible to do it in the other way around? That is: installing Mac OS on a non-mac (a PC)? I guess that Apple don't want that, and that you get an error message if you try.
     
  13. justperry macrumors 604

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    Search for hackintosh, you'll find plenty of links.
     
  14. jrs22 macrumors 6502

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    The point of the OEM license is that it's only legal to install it on a non-windows machine. The OP has a Mac that is w/o a windows install, so OEM is ok. Some people think its only legal when the machine is being built for sale.
     
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    See my post above for the actual license that applies. It even applies to Windows machines if the OEM license is to be installed in a VM or separate partition.

    B
     
  16. Hans Kamp macrumors member

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    Haha, funny name! :D
     
  17. jrs22 macrumors 6502

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    You're correct. I may have stopped reading the license after confirming that it was legal to use on my OSX PC.
     
  18. tekboi macrumors 6502a

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    The update to bootcamp didn't really help much IMO. I had it installed before it was "officially" supported. and it was just fine.
     

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