UPDATE 1st March 2012: Installing Boot Camp 4.0
has been verified to work with Windows 8 Consumer Preview that has
just been released.
Today I downloaded the Apple Boot Camp 4.0 using the BootCamp
Assistant in OSX Lion with the intention of installing it on my
Windows 8 Developer Preview. After burning it to CD and
re-booting in Windows 8, I discovered that Boot Camp 4.0 only
supports Windows 7, and promptly refused to install under Windows
After searching the 'net for a solution to no avail (the best
advice on offer was to go into the Drivers directory and install
each one individually), I tried something radical. I turned
on the Compatibility settings for the actual BootCamp64.MSI. Lo and
behold, it worked! Boot Camp proceeded to install itself and the
relevant drivers without a hitch.
Note: You will need a mouse with a dedicated
Right Mouse Button so that you can bring up the properties on the
Consumer Preview Note: This procedure has been
updated for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
So here's the process:
- Navigate to the folder containing the BootCamp MSI files
- Right-click on the Setup executable
- Open up the Properties dialog and go to the Compatibility
- Turn Compatibility Mode on (select "Run this program in
compatility mode for:") and choose"Windows 7" in the drop
- Click OK, and go run the installer again.
- Restart your computer, and enjoy.
That's about it.