Success! First time installing Win8 on old iMac, no Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by wrldwzrd89, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    So I just purchased Windows 8, installed it on my Rev D Intel iMac. Working great - Windows doesn't even notice that it's running on Mac hardware.

    In order to install it I had to jump through a few hoops - biggest challenges were dealing with Win 8 not liking the EFI partition and getting the drivers installed. Once that was dealt with, it's perfect... except for Windows 8 being, you know, Windows 8 ;)
     
  2. iThinksimple macrumors member

    iThinksimple

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    congratulation, i am still using windows 7 on bootcamp btw,
    how about windows 8, it's worth it with the price?
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    It's actually cheaper than Windows 7, at least for my use case. Even when you take the editions out of the equation by comparing Win 8 (normal) to Win 7 Home Premium (or Win 8 Pro to Win 7 Ultimate) you STILL save money.
     

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