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Macbooks, Windows 8, and EFI booting

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I haven’t written an article in a while, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to write about my experience getting windows 8 set up to use EFI booting on a mac.

So first off, here’s my setup:

  • Macbook Pro with Retina Display (fell for the marketing about the screen, can you blame me?)
  • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (a sorry excuse for an operating system… sorry fanboys, it’s just too consumer-centric for me)
  • Windows 8 Pro (Hopefully better than windows 7, but only time will tell…)
  • 8 Gb Patriot Memory Stick (I’m going to use this to install, reasons be listed later in the article)


Well that’s all for today, I have some ideas to try out, and I’ll update this with my procedure and results tomorrow!

Update: Due to hardware problems relating to the screen, I will update this later…

Another Update: I did get this working, please see my new post titled “Dual-booting Windows 8 and Mountain Lion natively using EFI”


Written by David

October 15th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Posted in EFI,OSX,Windows

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