Windows 8 and MacBook Pro guide

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  1. tonyman, Oct 3, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2012

    tonyman macrumors newbie

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    Hey!

    I'm trying to put together this step-by-step guide for getting Windows 8 working perfectly on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, early 2011) while we wait for Apple's new Boot Camp drivers. Feedback appreciated. Thanks.

    *** WORK IN PROGRESS ***

    1. Install Windows 8 from Boot Camp Assistant in OS X:


    2. Install NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M video drivers:


    3. Install native sound drivers:

    N/A​

    4. Install keyboard drivers:

    N/A​

    5. Install TrackPad drivers:


    6. Install Magic Mouse drivers:


    7. Restore Windows' classic look (optional):


    CONCLUSION:

    Revert to Windows 7. Windows 7 was out on July 22, 2009. Boot Camp didn't support it until January 19, 2010. So chances are, it's gonna be a long wait.

    Tony
     
  2. LiveYoung macrumors newbie

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    Aug 31, 2011
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    Why do you try to install Nvidia graphics driver? The early 2011 has an ATI graphics card.


    Using the same Windwos Support Files for Windows 7 form Apple worked also fine for Windows 8 x64 for me on a MBP late 2011, which has nearly the same specs. Everything except the brightness works out of the box with the WindowsSupportFiles-Installation.

    The MM works as standard BT device.

    best regards
     

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