Hi, trying to install windows 8 on my wives' mid 2010 13' macbook pro, and I ran into some issues since this mac is not supported for windows 8. I have spent some time trying to find the solution, but didn't find what I actually wanted, so thought I'd post this to help some of you out if you run into the same crap. Now I do not know what crashes or fails or why in general did they make this (and other) macs unsupported for windows 8, so do this at your own risk. First of all, I wanted to perform a bootable usb install on this mac. This was the first problem I ran into as I am running Mavericks. Usb bootable installation is also unsupported here. This great tutorial helped me out to get this issue resolved. However with this you still cannot create a bootable windows 8 usb. (If you follow the tutorial above you will have a backup of the info.plist file, if you don't have a backup create one using the first command in the above tutorial.) Now to enable win 8 support you have to go to the terminal and copy this line: Code: sudo nano /Applications/Utilities/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant.app/Contents/Info.plist Go to the very bottom of the file and you will see a key headed <key>Win7OnlyModels</key>. Simply change 7 to 8 so the key name would be <key>Win8OnlyModels</key>. Then add your mac version identifier to the list next to all the other macs in the same format. (i.e. <string>MacBookPro7,1</string>) (you can find the identifier by going to apple menu->about this mac->more info->system report). Press control + x to exit, press y to save, press enter. There you go. You have enabled windows 8 support for a mac that is not on the list. Note: After performing these steps I managed to create a bootable usb drive with windows 8.1 and install windows 8.1 on this mac that used to be unsupported. Hope this saves you some time. Good luck.