Win 8.1 on Early 2009 Mac mini?

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  1. thatdrewguy macrumors regular

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    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

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    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.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5634
     
  3. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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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