Download Windows 8 Mac Bootcamp

19.02.2021
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Updated April 2014

Apple have at long last provided not only direct download links for Windows drivers, but also tables of which link you need for each model/year. If you can work out which model of apple you have, you can now get the direct download link from the apple site.

Bootcamp

If your Mac’s built-in speaker audio isn’t working after performing the Boot Camp updates, do the following. Step 1: Right click on the Start Menu and select Device Manager. The Procedure of How to Install Windows 8 to Mac. When installing Windows 8 on Mac, you will need to use Boot Camp to help you. Boot Camp is a piece of software included with OS X and with it you can run compatible versions of Microsoft Windows on an Intel-based Mac.

How to find the correct BootCamp direct download link for your Mac model

  • Go to this page: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634
  • About half way down the page, find the heading 'Boot Camp requirements by Mac model'
  • Under that, find the heading for your Mac model. There are headings for MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook, iMac, Mac mini and Mac Pro.
  • Each heading hides a table by model & year vs. windows version. There are direct download links for Windows 8 and Windows 7, for 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • Choose your download. Done.

How do I work out which Mac model I have?

  • The same page has instructions. With pictures!

I downloaded. Now what?

  • Each download link includes instructions

Windows 10 Bootcamp Mac Drive

Windows

But I'm in Windows already, and I can't open this .pkg file download Apple has just given me

Then you want this page: www.cafe-encounter.net/p860/opening-a-bootcamp-driver-download-on-windows-7-or-8-with-7-zip

Only 64-bit drivers are listed but I want 32-bit drivers. Or vice versa

You're stepping into the realm of the unsupported, so you're at your own risk here. What you can try is: get the download you think you want; open it with 7-zip; Now instead of running the installer, open the Folder that contains the individual driver installers. Run each of those. If it doesn't work, you can uninstall from the Windows Control Panel and try again with the drivers Apple said you should use.

My model isn't listed on that Apple page

Ah. Thats sad. You may be looking for the impossible. Your last hope is probably to try this page on older Mac models http://www.cafe-encounter.net/p682/download-bootcamp-drivers For models older than that, you're in the era before BootCamp downloads, and you probably need an OS X Leopard or earlier install CD.

For those of you who have been living under a rock the last few days, the Windows 8 Developers preview was recently released to the public. Since Windows 8 is such a radical change from previous operating systems (screenshots), it’s obviously something everyone, including Mac users, want to try. That being said, if you’re on a Mac and want to try out Windows 8, you might be wondering out how to do that.

You have two ways to go about the Windows 8 install, you can use a Virtual Machine or Bootcamp. If you install it on a Virtual Machine, you obviously have a much smaller chance of affecting your overall drive, but it will not be the most ideal installation performance wise. Bootcamp is definitely the better option if you want the most performance out of your mac running Windows 8, so that’s the one I’ll be covering.

Typically doing installations in bootcamp is pretty straight forward, but since this is a new operating system that’s still in beta, it can be a bit tedious to install.

Downloads

Burning the image

  1. Insert a blank DVD into your dvd drive.
  2. From the pop up, select “Open Disk Utility” from the Actions dropdown menu.
  3. In Disk Utility, select “SuperDrive” from the list of devices in the leftbar.
  4. Click on the burn icon at the top.
  5. In the finder window, select the Windows 8 beta .iso you downloaded earlier and click burn.
  6. Hit burn again.

This process should take anywhere between 10-20 minutes.

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Installation process

Make sure you have a backup of your hdd before continuing!

  1. Open “Bootcamp Assistant from Applications/Utilities
  2. Follow the steps on screen until you reach the “Download Windows Support Software” step.
  3. Select “I have already downloaded… for this mac” and hit continue.
  4. Follow the on screen steps, for the remainder of bootcamp assistant.
  5. When finished with bootcamp assistant, your computer will restart into Windows installation, follow the on screen steps until you reach “Which type of installation do you want?”.
  6. Select “Custom (advanced)”, select the “BOOTCAMP” partition, and hit “Drive options (advanced)”
  7. Hit “format” and select OK at the popup, then hit next
  8. Wait for Windows 8 to install (takes roughly 20-40 minutes).
  9. After it finishes installing, your mac should automatically restart twice and take you to the Account setup wizard.

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Installing Bootcamp Drivers

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You’ll have to follow these steps, otherwise you’ll come across an Unknown version of Windows error.

  1. Download the latest bootcamp drivers.
  2. Plug in a mouse (that has a right click) into your computer.
  3. Click the desktop tile.
  4. Go to the drive which has your bootcamp drivers.
  5. Right click the Setup.exe and select “Troubleshoot compatibility”
  6. Windows will detect an error, click “Troubleshoot Problem”
  7. Check “The program worked in earlier versions of Windows but won’t install or run now” and hit next.
  8. Choose “Windows 7” and hit next
  9. You will now be able to install the drivers using the Bootcamp Wizard.

After the drivers are installed, don’t forget to enable two-finger click in the bootcamp control panel!

  • If you come across any problems in the installation, feel free to ask questions here 🙂

  • If you come across any problems in the installation, feel free to ask questions here 🙂

  • Worked perfectly thank you!
    Cannot get bootcamp drivers loaded though which one would do after a window install on a Mac? Message says needs win7
    Thx

    • After you made that comment and reading through my email, it’s apparent that a guide on how to install the bootcamp drivers is necessary.

      I went ahead and added that to the end of this post.

  • hello, I’m having problems.

    Setup force me to “Test Compatibility Settings” and I can’t click “next”.

    If I click “Start the Program” button, it didn’t go through and pop up an alert message “The Boot Camp Version currently installed on your system does not require this update”.

    Please help. Thanks

  • Under BootCamp Assistant, there’s no “already downloaded for this mac” option. What do I do?

  • I can’t get boot camp assistant to download the windows support software. I always get “Can’t install Windows Support Software because it is not currently available from the Software Update server.” Is there another way to download those drivers?

  • Can you help me. I can’t install windows 8 I am stuck at the select a CD Rom type. please help

  • Charles web proxy. which fucking version of boot camp drivers did you download?