Will W8 run on Macs

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by macneubie, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. macneubie macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2011
    With the newly-released OS from Microsoft, will there be updated drivers from Apple?
  2. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2007

    But W7 is an excellent Windows OS and metro is a PITA.
  3. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    I'm not sure how long it will take Apple but I doubt it's a priority. I still can't get the TrackPad to work under a fresh install of Win8. (Other boot camp drivers I can install manually).

    I thought Win8 had some trackpad gestures built in. Not for Apple I guess.
  4. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    It will function, but to what level will be down to your machine and expertise in getting it set up.
  5. ZenErik macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2007
    It runs great via Parallels 8 for me. Not sure if and how it runs via Bootcamp. I don't like rebooting any time I need to use Windows... Like for work every day.
  6. Yamcha macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
    I'm currently running Windows 8 Pro on my iMac 2011 through bootcamp, so far everything seems to be working perfectly with the exception of full brightness..

    Hopefully we see proper drivers from Apple for Windows 8 soon..
  7. children macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2008
    more or less everything works for me (retina 15), except trackpad gestures, in fact, the only gesture that works is the 2 finger scroll..
  8. JLemm macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2008
    Cincinnati, OH
    if you install all drivers under windows 7 then upgrade (not clean install) the drivers will tranfer and you wil be able to use all gestures, at least for me it worked. although my windows 8 kept getting the POOL error and would keep making me restart..
  9. Yamcha macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
    You can actually install the Windows 7 Bootcamp drivers on Windows 8.. They seem to work for the most part..

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