Boot Camp, the software included with OS X Lion and Mountain Lion so customers can run compatible versions of Microsoft Windows on an Intel-based Mac, now supports Windows 8 (64-bit). In tandem with OS X 10.8.3, Apple this week rolled out Boot Camp Support Software 5.0.5033, a download package that contains “the Windows Support Software (Windows Drivers) you will need to support Windows 7 and Windows 8 on your Mac,” according to Apple.
On its Support site, the Cupertino giant reveals that “Boot Camp 5 adds Windows 8 (64-bit) support.”
Users looking to install Windows 8 on their Macs must employ the Boot Camp Assistant and have a USB drive at hand to install the latest Boot Camp drivers for their respective computer.
“These new drivers support both Windows 7 (64-bit) and Windows 8 (64-bit). You should download the newest drivers available any time you install Windows,” Apple says.