Windows 8 on i7 256GB MBA w/bootcamp

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by joe1946, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. joe1946 macrumors regular

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    I have the two 64bit versions of Windows 8 Dev Preview on DVD & DL DVD and wonder if it's worth trying on my MBA. I have Windows 7 on my Mac Mini and wonder if it's as easy to get Windows 8 and drivers to install on the MBA. What would be the minimum partition size for W8 ? I wonder if I should wait for at least a beta version W8.
     
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    I suggest you post this on the windows on a mac. They have more windows on a mac users there. the Macbook air area is fine but more specific hardware questions and such. You can find this under the forums menu.
     
  3. joe1946 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I'd wait for at least a beta. Since it's pretty different than 7, you may have driver issues early on.
     
  5. Ubuntu macrumors 68000

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    Worked okay for me, there are some guides around to sort out the bootcamp drivers and then you're all set. Only issue I had was that up/down on the Metro menu scrolled left/right, but thats it.

    I'd probably wait for a beta though, I didn't keep Windows 8 on my MBA for long.
     

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