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#1 whitebread

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 15:14

I have OS X Lion installed. AFAIK my MacBook can't support Mountain Lion :(.

Is there a way that I can install Windows 8 through Boot Camp, preferably with a USB thumb drive?

I get Windows 8 through my MS TechNet subscription and want to give it a whirl. :)


#2 fusi0n

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 15:27

what model macbook do you have?

There is no way for you to install the OS from a USB or to a USB drive

I stand corrected..

http://www.codez4mac...p?f=212&t=61921

What model is your Macbook? As long as you have a Core 2 Duo, you should be able to install Mountain Lion.

#3 OP whitebread

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 15:27

what model macbook do you have?

There is no way for you to install the OS from a USB or to a USB drive

I don't know the model, but it was from 2007 or 2008. I'll check further when I get home.

#4 fusi0n

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 16:14

i was able to find a way for force Mountain Lion on an unsupported model. Not sure if those methods still work.

#5 OP whitebread

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 16:16

My MacBook model is a "13-inch Mid-2007" with: 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM.

So I don't really care about Mountain Lion. What I want is to install Windows 8 somehow. Can it be done through Boot Camp?

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 16:17

^ it can be installed through bootcamp but Apple hasn't updated drivers for Windows 8 yet

#7 kraized

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 21:51

Just for the record. The Windows 7 BootCamp drivers seem to work fine with Windows 8. I'm running Win 8 on my Late 2008 uMBP.

#8 n_K

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 22:05

You can force moutain lion to install on unsupported hardware?
What's it like if you've got intel GFX and there's no corrisponding 64-bit driver for it?

#9 _Heavens

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:57

Similar problem here, I want Pro RTM on a Bootcamp partition.

#10 .Neo

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 17:56

What's it like if you've got intel GFX and there's no corrisponding 64-bit driver for it?

I'd go ahead and guess "crappy".