windows 8 using boot camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tbluhp, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    is it safe to use instal windows 8 over windows 7 using my bootcamp partion? I do not running it on vm's through my mac cause it sometime causes the mac to be slow when using something like paralles.
  2. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2005
    Make sure you have a good backup...
  3. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2010
    I've been running Windows 8 on MacBook Pro and it has been running fine. When I was running the Developer Preview, I would frequently get hard crashes, especially if I was playing music. I suspected it may have something to do with Boot Camp drivers.

    The Consumer Preview has been fine so far. If you trouble installing the Boot Camp drivers, run them under compatibility mode as Windows 7. I had to do that with the 3.0 drivers.

    As always, have a good backup of your data.

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