Jump to content
Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:46
Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:08
I thought you could... but.
Or, do I not realize it, and am I allowed to use the same key on a few different computers? For some reason, I feel like with Windows 7 Pro, I was able to install it on a few different computers.
How many Computers Can You Install One License On?
If you purchase one (1) retail Windows edition, you may install and activate just one (1) installation at a time. You will need to buy a second license/key to activate a second Windows installation at the same time.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:22
Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:41
Posted 12 February 2013 - 15:48
I have read there are multiple issues with Windows 8 and the Macbook Pro Retina.
Just FYI, Windows 8 is unlikely to need official Boot Camp support for your platform. Practically everything within the current boot camp works in Windows 8 with one exception. You may not be able to get facetime drivers to work for your web cam at this time (I haven't really bothered trying to get them to work though as we don't use the web cams; there may be existing drivers that work). If you are using an AMD graphics card, the drivers within boot camp will work, but they'll give you an error during install because the C++ framework the AMD drivers wish to install are built-in to Windows 8.
Otherwise I’ve deployed Windows 8 x64 against all my Mac’s without having to do anything different from Windows 7 x64. Your experience would probably be the same. (Mac hardware models I've deployed against are "iMac 11,2", "iMac 12,1", "iMac5,1", and "MacBookPro8,3")
The above taken from here.
Until Apple releases Boot Camp drivers for Windows 8, you’ll need an external mouse for right-clicking. When the touch aspects of Windows 8 are taken into account, what is needed to make good use of Microsoft’s operating system is a track pad that recognises multi-fingered swipes and gestures. You’re not going to find that at this moment with Apple hardware. Another issue is that Windows can only engage the MacBook’s Nvidia graphics card, not the on-board Intel chipset that OS X will use to extend battery life.
Combining Windows 8 and a Retina MacBook Pro was an exercise in frustration — due in equal parts to the hardware chosen and the duplicity of Windows 8, an operating system where there are now two places for everything.