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    Question Windows 8 + BootCamp

    Hello guys,

    I currently own a late '11 MacBook Pro (13"), but I am wanting to be able to bootcamp Windows 8 onto it for all the gestures and such that I will be able to make use of on the Metro (or whatever it's called now) interface. But, I want to know what pitfalls I need to be aware of.

    I am planning to Pre-Order Windows 8 Pro.
    I do know how to set up BootCamp.

    But like with regards to gestures and such, are there any things that I need to be aware of?
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    Default Re: Windows 8 + BootCamp

    Why preorder downloadable software? I don't get it. Think they'll run out of downloads?
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    Default Windows 8 + BootCamp

    Lmao good point


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    Default Windows 8 + BootCamp

    From what I last understood the bootcamp drivers were not Windows 8 ready, but that may have changed since last I looked into it.
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    Default Re: Windows 8 + BootCamp

    Quote Originally Posted by big9erfan View Post
    From what I last understood the bootcamp drivers were not Windows 8 ready, but that may have changed since last I looked into it.
    Ah that sucks... I was hoping for gesture support on the trackpad...

    Quote Originally Posted by cardfan View Post
    Why preorder downloadable software? I don't get it. Think they'll run out of downloads?
    That's a fair point. When I read it would be half price with the downloaded version I decided to go for download instead. I was however planning to order a CD copy.
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    Default Windows 8 + BootCamp

    You need to buy the system builder to do this.
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    Default Re: Windows 8 + BootCamp

    it is request to rebuild this system
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    Default Re: Windows 8 + BootCamp

    Okay, I've got my Windows 8, and it runs like a champ. Very smooth and fluid. Really like it. Complements my Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC TITAN perfectly.
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