How to Easily install and Dual-Boot Windows 8 on Apple Macs

How to Easily install and Dual-Boot Windows 8 on Apple Macs

Installing and dual-booting Windows 8 on Mac OS X mountain Lion are really easy now. Thanks to Apple’s latest update to the OS X mountain lion.  Apple has released Boot Camp 5 in the latest OS X Mountain Lion V10.8.3 which now supports installing Windows 8 on your Macs. Using  Boot Camp 5, Mac users can now easily switch  between OS X and Windows 8.

Dual-Boot Windows 8 on Apple Mac

Dual Booting Means

Running multiple operating systems on one computer on the same computer is called dual-booting, because you can boot up either OS whenever you turn on the computer.

How to Get BootCamp?

Bootcamp Widnows 8 install

Boot Camp is software included with OS X Lion and Mountain Lion. It allows you to run  Microsoft Windows on an Intel-based Mac. Just check the ‘About this Mac’ from Apple menu to know that whether  your system is powered by Intel based processors or not.

How to install Windows 8 on your Mac using Bootcamp

1. Make sure your computer meets Windows 8 System Requirements. This is not going to be a problem for newer computers.

If you want to run Windows 8 on your PC, here’s what it takes:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

2. Buy a Windows 8

Buy a Windows 8 Operating System here . only 64-bit Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro editions are compatible with OS X and that Enterprise versions are unsupported.

3. Create New Hard Drive partition.

Use only Boot Camp assistant to create and configure the required Windows partition. Third-party partition and disk utilities should not be used. Just Launch the Boot camp assistant and select the size of the new partition you want  to make. Note that minimum requirement space for installing Windows 8 needs 16 GB

4. Installing Windows 8

Windows 8 must be installed on the system’s internal disk. Using Boot Camp, Apple does not support installing Windows 8 to an external disk.

Use the Bootcamp, select the option “Start Windows Installer,” and then insert your Windows 8 disc. Just follow the installation Wizard and complete the steps.

Note : Make sure that you are selecting the correct partition to install Windows 8. Choosing Wrong partition will lead to erase all the data in the particular partition

5. Experience Windows 8

Windows 8 will load automatically after your system reboots. Customize your new Windows 8 and enter into the new modern start screen with metro tiles.


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