Windows 8 - bootcamp

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Isengardtom, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Isengardtom macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2009
    Hate to make a thread with this title, but ok :)

    I got my new iMac last week and got everything set up fine on the mac side
    this weekend I want to partition the drive with bootcamp and install windows

    On my old 24inch 2009 iMac I still used XP as I refused to "upgrade" to a newer version and paying a lot for the license.

    But I think now it's time to upgrade.

    I was wondering :
    * Will windows 8 work fine with bootcamp, or is it not compatible ( yet)?
    * On my old iMac I had a few games with saves on steam ( skyrim for example). If I reinstall steam on the new iMac, will my saves still be there or do I need to do something first. I would hate to loose my characters after playing over a year

    Would you guys buy Windows 8 directly of can you upgrade from XP?

    Thanks :D
  2. mushroomtip, Jan 19, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013

    mushroomtip macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2012
    there is tons of Threads on Bootcamp. when you find the right thread you might want to let them know the specs on your New iMac .Good Luck !

    just search Bootcamp
  3. boto macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2012
    1) Windows 8 works with Bootcamp flawlessly, but you will not be able to access your Mac directory on Windows like Windows 7 did.
    2) You can just replace your saved game data to your new iMac with the files, since Steam doesn't offer Steam Cloud for Skyrim (I think).

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