Boot camp MacBook pro with retina display

Will I be able to install Bootcamp on my MacBook Pro with Retina Display?

2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Yes - Boot camp will walk you through the various steps. With an iso image, a large usb drive (that will be wiped), and an internet connection, the Boot camp wizard will create a bootable usb image of the OS and download all of the boot camp drivers needed for windows. The download of the various drivers add up to 1GB and along with Win7, takes up approximately 4.33GB on my usb thumb drive.

    I loaded Win7 on MBPR last night and it all seems to run well except for fairly high temps (probably due to Nvidia GPU use only - no access to automatically switch to the integrated intel 4000). You're capable of running full 2880 x 1800 resolution. Text and icons are small but still super crisp. External displays work as expected (HDMI and thunderbolt to dvi). All 3 screens will be functional (retina, hdmi, and dvi) but as mentioned above, it does run hot... cores measured up to 203 degrees F when pushing 2880 x 1800 streaming an hd video and 2 external 1080p screens surfing the web.

    • Answered by Bieu T from Durham
    • Jun 19, 2012
  • Yes, you will be able to run Bootcamp on your MacBook Pro. You will need a copy of the operating system installer, but that's it.

    If your installer is on a disc, remember that the new Retina Display model does not have an internal DVD/CD drive, and you will need a USB optical drive such as the SuperDrive sold by Apple.

    I hope this helps!

    - Liam

    • Answered by Liam H
    • Jun 14, 2012