Windows 8 RP on bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MM125, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. MM125 macrumors newbie

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    So I've got the ISO for the Windows 8 Release Preview, and I'm trying to install it on my mid-2010 13" MBP. I go on Bootcamp, and all I don't see the option to make an install disk. Just a blank space where it should be. What's going on?

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  2. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    Official support will appear when Windows 8 is officially released.
     
  3. zzLZHzz macrumors 6502

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    your bootcamp is which version?

    there should be an option to allow burning of disc.
    and a option that is grey-ed out for using usb installation.
     
  4. MM125 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Boot Camp 4.0.3. I'm running OS X 10.7.4
     
  5. zzLZHzz macrumors 6502

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    that is the latest version and it should work.

    i presume that you used bootcamp previously, there wasn't any changes to it. i am unsure why does your not have the option and your mbp is the same version as mine.
     
  6. PaulKemp macrumors 6502

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    I think it's a difference from the Air's to the ones that have a disk tray (iMac and MBP).

    Anyway, if you have a DVD you could just burn it. 1. Download the drivers, save to a usb stick. 2. Install via the dvd. Then you are all good?
     
  7. zzLZHzz macrumors 6502

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    if you are using air or any mac with no superdrive, then the usb option will be enable else it is disabled. however you could enable it manually be editing the plist to "tell" the system that your mac does not have a superdrive.
     
  8. MM125 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Which plist should I edit?
     
  9. zzLZHzz macrumors 6502

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    if your usb option is disabled, go to /Applications/Utilities/Boot Camp Assistant.app/Contents/info.plist

    add in your mac model into the array for USBBootSupported Models

    <key>USBBootSupportedModels</key>
    <array>
    <string>IM130</string>
    <string>MM50</string>
    <string>MP60</string>
    <string>MB80</string>
    <string>MBP90</string>
    <string>MBA40</string>
    </array>
     
  10. MM125 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I know what model?
     
  11. zzLZHzz macrumors 6502

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    go to system information and take a look at the model identifier.
     
  12. Mr MM macrumors 65816

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    I dont know what Im doing wrong here, but I cant make the create USB for win 7 appear.

    I have tried editing the info.plist file from terminal, dashcode, textedit...

    putting the string MBP81 (which is the model identifier for the early 2011 mbp 13) before the model numbers and after.
     
  13. Mr MM macrumors 65816

    Mr MM

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    Im just going to post this here for future reference, you need to modify the

    Code:
    <key>DARequiredROMVersions</key>
       <array>
          <string>MBP81.0047.B27</string>
          <string>IM41.0055.B08</string>
    meaning you need to put the string for you ROM in there as well as put the model number in the USB supported models array.

    Code:
    key>USBBootSupportedModels</key>
       <array>
           <string>MBP81</string>
           <string>IM130</string>
    its pretty simple, just copy the info.plist to your desktop, put another copy for safe guard in whatever folder you desire, open it with textedit, or xcode, or whatever other program that can read it. insert the ROM number found in system information along with the model number, and put those in that format (string), for example mine is an early 2011 mbp 13, the ROM and the model number are there for you. put it back in the bootcamp folder and you are done.
     

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