Win 8.1 on Early 2009 Mac mini?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by thatdrewguy, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. thatdrewguy macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2009
    The MS website says that Win 8.1 will install on my Early 2009 Mac mini (2 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 4GB ram, 320GB drive). Currently I run XP with Boot Camp but would like to try Win 8.1.

    Do you think my machine is a bit old and I should wait until I get an updated one or is it fine for running 8.1? Thanks.
  2. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    Apple says it will not run any x64 OSs, but there have been hacks around to enable x64 on older machines, unclear if the Mini was one of them.
  3. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    So when I had a 2007 and a early 2008 MBP I could get x64 Win7 installed and used the hack to get the x64 drivers, and these are older than your mini, so I believe you'd be good to go!
  4. thatdrewguy thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2009
    Thanks for the link I must have missed the table below for the mini.

    I don't need to run 8.1, to prevent any unnecessary headaches I'll just wait until I have a more updated computer. Thanks.

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