Sure that is how everybody is doing it. If not what is the proper key to buy? If you plan to use Windows as your default operating system, we suggest you to avoid pressing the Alt key every time you turn on your Mac. It gets to the point in the setup when I have to choose a partition. You want the last one. The process should apply for Windows 8, if you have a compelling reason to install that, though I'd say 8. W7 and W8+ are very buggy in this area. We're here to help, and this is the easiest way for us to do that.
It's a limitation in the firmware. An external Optical drive Apple SuperDrive works only on Macs which do not have a built-in Optical drive like the Aluminum Mac Minis after 2010. After formatting the new partition just select it and go further with the next step of the installation wizard. Just close the popup and move to the next driver. You can get the Boot Camp drivers for your laptop from.
From here on follow the on screen procedure until you need to select a partition to install Windows. Follow the given below instructions to create Windows 8. If this occurs, you will need to open Task Manager and kill the RealtekSetup. But then, how do you partition the disk? I am a first-time Mac user. I'm trying to install windows 8.
Readers attempting to help you deserve thank-you's and upvotes! Just follow the Post guide for how to create partition. Should I uninstall everything and if so, how do you do that? Hey all, I am trying to install Windows 8. Select this partition by clicking on it. Make sure that the option titled Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk option is checked before clicking on the Continue button. It will say it cannot install on this.
To avoid System Integrity Protection, I installed refind in recovery mode. One with windows 10 and one with 7. Just wanted to share step-by-step instructions of how to install Windows 8. I created the partition anyway and my macbook restarted and booted into the win8 setup. Use the same identifier, but replace the last number with a 1.
You'll need to partition the internal drive anyway to get some space to install Windows and boot camp does that for you. Fixing problems over the internet is incredibly difficult! This weekend, I put Windows 8. Just open the flash stick and go to the bootcamp folder and start the setup in there. Be polite and kind at all times. Note that during the installation, your system will be rebooted a couple of times. It's quite a mess now btw when holding the option key while booting.
If you get Software you are installing has not passed Windows Logo testing message, click Continue Anyway button. Rudeness will not be tolerated! After that you have to select where to install. The answer, dear readers, is simple. Step 2: Next, transfer Windows 8. Once done you might have to install bootcamp drivers.
This is due to a bug in the firmware. You'll still be missing the tap-to-click feature for trackpad as well as the function keys like volume, display brightness, etc. Intro image courtesy of Anandtech Hi, I am a novice on apple laptops however i am wishing to switch to MacBook pro 13 retina. Find out more on our blog at:? I read that installing Windows bios mode method would mean slow bootup times for Windows, but my bootup times seem perfectly fine. Nothing much except for a little longish booting time. Do this and then partition your disk.
However, if a response is rude, irrelevant, or harmful, please report it. Let me know if anything goes wrong! Windows Registry Editor Version 5. Type in the password and click Add Helper button to continue. No rank is an indication that the person is always, or even mostly, correct. Step 3: Logging In Alright, here we go! If you use a virtualization software you will need to purchase one of them as well. Make sure to cooy that usb drive first as it will wipe all data from it! That is what the hotline is for and they can tell why your key doesn't work and usually fix it. All Late 2011 models have built-in Optical drives.