USB Install (Windows 8, MBP Early 11)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by BarryChuckle, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. BarryChuckle macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2011
    Hey guys,

    I want to install windows 8 on my macbook but I have a problem, I cannot select to make an install disk ? It's greyed out. Is the USB install option only available on macbook airs ?

    Below is the greyed out tick box I am talking about:

    I've got the windows 8 developer iso

  2. johnhurley macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2011
    I think I have seen a few people report success with win 8 on macbook airs so you might want to dig through some of the old threads here.

    If it were me trying this I would be tempted to do a complete bootcamp win 7 install ( including getting all the bootcamp drivers installed ) ... then under win 7 do the windows 8 install.

    Seems like that should get all the plumbing in place first and then you have the win 7 drivers for your machine to ( attempt to ) get put in place for windows 8!

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