Upgrading to Windows 8 on Bootcamp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LouisLoh, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. LouisLoh macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2010
    Hi all,

    Currently, I have Windows 7 installed on a separate partition of my rMBP's SSD.

    I want to upgrade to Windows 8 but do I install it in the current Windows 7 itself, or do/can I install it from Bootcamp Assistant?

    My worry is that if I do the former, even my OSX partition will be wiped out.

    Sorry for noob question :X
  2. skitzogreg macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2007
    I know you said, "upgrade", but do you want to have a separate 8/7 partition?

    Honestly, I'd recommend having two splits on your HD if you have space in case you want to go back to 7.
  3. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2011
    United States
    You would run Windows 8 Setup from within Windows 7. I am not sure I would consider Windows 8 an upgrade from Windows 7. Have you already purchased it? If not, I would strongly consider trying it first.

    With that said, Apple doesn't officially support Windows 8 yet, so your experience will not be as good as it would be if they (ever do) provide Windows 8 optimized TrackPad drivers for it
  4. LouisLoh thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2010
    Thanks guys for your prompt replies.

    I purchased W8 as an upgrade (MS was offering a discount), so the activation key would not work on a clean install. And I don't mind W8 really.

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