Trying to get bootcamp for windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Kubalay, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Kubalay macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have a MacBook pro the $2500 one.

    Please give me a guide on how to get bootcamp to work.

    I have the windows 8.exe that I downloaded from the windows site, please give me an indepth, easy guide on how to do it.

    My macbook has no cd rom or whatever, so yeah please help.

    I bought it from the windows website.
     
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  3. Kubalay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I looked at this, I already have bootcamp I'm pretty sure, it came with mine.

    I just don't know how to do it..

    Like, I can't find an iso or anything to download, just the .exe
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Did you read the manual?

     
  5. Kubalay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, I saw this, but I have windows 8, and I can't find the .iso I only have the windows 8.exe
     
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    Also, I believe you need the windows ISO disk image, perhaps a PC is needed to expand the exe into a full disk image. Did you have an opportunity to download the image file instead of the exe?

    Edit: The exe may be just a download manager, check the MS online store where you bought it for the iso disk image.
     
  7. Kubalay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I can't seem to find the .ISO download.

    I hope I don't have to torrent it or something.
     
  8. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    I think the version you purchase from the MS store is designed to be used on a computer that has Windows already, hence why the download is in .exe, rather than ISO format. The OP should have purchased a physical copy of Windows from a reseller rather than MS directly.
     
  9. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    I think you have an update file you absolutely need an ISO of windows 8 to install via bootcamp
     
  10. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    The Windows setup.exe has to run on a Windows system. It will download the files necessary for installing Windows. At the end of the download you are given the option of creating install media - select that one then choose to create an iso image.

    That iso file can then be put on a USB (by Bootcamp, along with the necessary Support drivers).

    BUT, be careful!
    If you want a 64 bit version of Windows you MUST run the setup.exe on a 64 bit Windows machine.
    If you run it on a 32 bit machine you will get a 32 bit version of Windows 8, which on later Apple hardware is probably no good.
     

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