New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac Discussion of Classic or running Windows, Linux and other OSes on the Mac.

Windows 8 on rMBP Haswell


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
nhl1

 
Member Since: Oct 28, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 18
nhl1 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 2 iMacs, Black MacBook, MacBook Pro, rMBP, iPads, iPods (drew the line at iPhone!)

nhl1 is offline
Greetings.

Just got the new rMBP and am exploring VM options for Windows. Have been using Parallels for years on iMac and MacBook (I want VM and not Boot Camp so I don't have to re-boot). Looking at Fusion and would love any feedback on the latest versions of both.

Also, as Windows 8 is only an upgrade version, has anyone figured out how best to get 8 on the new machine?

Thanks for your responses.

nhlevin
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 39,329
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
VMWare Fusion 6 is compatible with Mavericks and Windows 8 and 8.1. No problem there.

As for a copy of Windows 8... it has to be a full install version not an upgrade. Windows 7 worked a bit differently in that you could install an upgrade version over itself and it would authenticate. You can not do that with Windows 8 as far as I am aware.
QUOTE Thanks
nhl1

 
Member Since: Oct 28, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 18
nhl1 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 2 iMacs, Black MacBook, MacBook Pro, rMBP, iPads, iPods (drew the line at iPhone!)

nhl1 is offline
Have you seen a source for a full version? I haven't found it yet. Microsoft Store rep says that it's only an upgrade.
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 39,329
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
As far as I know, the Microsoft store has the full version. Also you can purchase 8.1 full install version from Amazon for $99.99. LINK here. Amazon carries the OEM System Builders full 64 bit version which is what you need. The difference between this and the MS download is that the Amazon version can only be installed on one machine and can not be transferred. Also no MS support. You still get updates and patches but you can't call MS for tech support.
QUOTE Thanks
nhl1

 
Member Since: Oct 28, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 18
nhl1 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 2 iMacs, Black MacBook, MacBook Pro, rMBP, iPads, iPods (drew the line at iPhone!)

nhl1 is offline
Looks like I got bad info from first Microsoft agent as yet another one said that the $119 version from the store is a full version. Oh well. I'll give it a try. Probably going to give Fusion a shot. Any recommendations for partition size? There's only a few apps that I'll be accessing a few times a week so not heavy use nor large storage demands.
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 39,329
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Personally, I would buy the Amazon version as it's exactly the same as the Microsoft store version except for the caveats I mentioned above.

About the size of the partition: Windows 8 and 8.1 64 bit is a space hog just Windows 7 64 bit was. I guess a lot depends on which apps you intend to use but Windows 64 bit alone will take around 20 GB or more for an average install. I would probably go for a partition of around 50 GB unless you intend to play games. Games nowadays suck up disk space like a thirsty Camel in the Sahara.
QUOTE Thanks
nhl1

 
Member Since: Oct 28, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 18
nhl1 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 2 iMacs, Black MacBook, MacBook Pro, rMBP, iPads, iPods (drew the line at iPhone!)

nhl1 is offline
That's pretty thirsty!
I wont be gaming on the Windows side so 50 sounds good.
Will get it installed tonight or tomorrow.
By the way, been following the freezing keyboard/trackpad issue on the new 13s?
QUOTE Thanks
nhl1

 
Member Since: Oct 28, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 18
nhl1 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 2 iMacs, Black MacBook, MacBook Pro, rMBP, iPads, iPods (drew the line at iPhone!)

nhl1 is offline
Geesh, now the trick is to get an .iso file on a USB drive. Talked to 6 people today at Microsoft and they provided no help before I got disconnected and had to catch a flight. Any suggestions? Should I start a new thread?
QUOTE Thanks
Raz0rEdge

 
Raz0rEdge's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 17, 2009
Location: MA
Posts: 7,472
Raz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3

Raz0rEdge is offline
Why do you want to put the .ISO on a USB drive? You can feed the .ISO directly into VMWare Fusion/Parallels/VirtalBox on the CD drive and it will use it to start it on the VM..

--
Regards
...Ashwin



Be sure to read the Community Guidelines | The more information you provide, the better answers you get, remember GIGO.
QUOTE Thanks
nhl1

 
Member Since: Oct 28, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 18
nhl1 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 2 iMacs, Black MacBook, MacBook Pro, rMBP, iPads, iPods (drew the line at iPhone!)

nhl1 is offline
How do I get the .iso file to the rMBP if I don't yet have Windows to run the .exe?
Both the VMFusion and Boot Camp Assistant literature indicate that I have to have the Windows OS installation disk to either get Fusion in through an existing Boot Camp partition with Windows installed or through the "easy install" which requires the installation disk. Am I missing something?
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 39,329
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
I'm assuming the file downloaded as an *.exe from Microsoft? Running the exe will yield an iso which can be burned to a DVD (if you had Windows and a DVD drive). As Ashwin stated, the iso will run directly from VMWare so no problem with that.

However, you're going to need a Windows machine to run that *.exe. Can you temporarily borrow a friend's machine or ask someone who owns a Windows box to run it for you?
QUOTE Thanks
nhl1

 
Member Since: Oct 28, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 18
nhl1 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 2 iMacs, Black MacBook, MacBook Pro, rMBP, iPads, iPods (drew the line at iPhone!)

nhl1 is offline
I ran the .exe from my VM on my older MacBook (Black 2006). It began downloading the system files to the hard drive and then began the installation over Windows 7. I cancelled the installation. I saw a screen shot of what purported to be a newer installer (5.0) that is supposed to give you the option of where to download the files, allowing for the creation of an .iso on a USB drive. Still looking for it unless there are other suggestions.
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 39,329
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Quote:
I saw a screen shot of what purported to be a newer installer (5.0) that is supposed to give you the option of where to download the files, allowing for the creation of an .iso on a USB drive. Still looking for it unless there are other suggestions.
OK, that's your best bet. The whole process may have been downloaded to your Documents folder under virtual machines (or whatever Fusion is calling it). Look for it there and let us know if you find it. After that the process should be simple enough to copy it to a flash drive.
QUOTE Thanks
nhl1

 
Member Since: Oct 28, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 18
nhl1 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 2 iMacs, Black MacBook, MacBook Pro, rMBP, iPads, iPods (drew the line at iPhone!)

nhl1 is offline
Well....THAT was easy. Much ado about nothing. Turns out that the 5.0 installer is actually in the install kit already. So here's what I did:
1. Ran .exe file downloaded to older VM (Black MacBook running Windows 7);
2. Executable file then began to download the installation files and then began installation.
3. It was only after the installation began that I was them prompted to make an install disk or an .iso image. I of course chose the latter and saved to a USB drive (though the install disk would also be made on the USB, yet not an .iso file but rather a bootable install disk).
4. I then used the Easy Install option from VMFusion and boy do they mean easy! After some configuration clicks, it made a 60GB partition and installed from the USB drive.
So far, working beautifully.
Thanks for the help!
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 39,329
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Hey, thanks for posting back. Glad everything worked out for you. Enjoy Windows and visit us often.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Problems installing Windows 8 Upgrade (from 7) on Mac | What's the procedure for importing Bootcamp partition as a vm in Fusion? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Bootcamp Windows 7 install stuck in a loop.... rancidmanuk OS X - Operating System 2 11-18-2012 06:02 AM
Which windows 7 do I need for Bootcamp? djohanna OS X - Operating System 5 11-13-2012 08:14 PM
Re-install Windows XP Pro using Bootcamp 1.2 on a Macbook kahmedsid Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 2 11-12-2007 10:58 AM
Have to be SP2? joe.morgan Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 5 01-12-2007 10:11 PM
Windows Tweaks and Security PowerBookG4 Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 5 07-07-2006 12:31 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?