Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MichaelS99, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. MichaelS99 macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2011
    Hartlepool, England, U.K.
    Just downloaded Windows 8 (64bit) for my Mac but not sure what to do now ! And how about boot-camp ? Will I lose any of my data ? Apple says to backup do I have on CrashPlan. What do I do ? :confused: Thanks in advance :D
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Right from MS's site
  3. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
  4. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    I don't want to sound mean or anything, but the Windows 8 Developer Preview is just that.. a developer preview. If you don't at least know how to install a .ISO, you probably shouldn't be playing around with it at all, to avoid messing up your own data.
  5. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    I'm using it on a Dell. It's very stable, I could probably use it as my main OS. The problem is that the UI needs some... work. The jumping between metro UI and the old desktop UI is jaring, as many others have described it, and I'm not used to getting around in metro (hopefully there's some UI tweeks by the time it hits beta). But boot speeds are fantastic.
  6. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    man I really dislike metro UI. that thing looks weird that's why I never like the window 7 phone. I rather use Android instead.
  7. flipthenegative macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2011
    Well Done MichaelS99

    Well done MichaelS99 - great to see someone doing the right thing & trying new technology. I don't have any suggestions yet on how to get the Bootcamp drivers to install on your Mac mini, however over the next couple of days I'm going to install Windows 8 on my i5 Mac mini under Bootcamp (the only difference being that I've got the AMD graphics). I suspect that it may be possible to edit an INI file to fool the Apple drivers into thinking they're installing onto Windows 7. I'll let you know how I go.
  8. DockMac macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2008
    You have two options.

    1) Use Bootcamp
    2) Use a Virtual Machine like Parallels, VMware, and VirtualBox

    I used Bootcamp, as it would not install on the VM that I have.

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