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Using Windows 8 on a Retina MacBook Pro

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CNET Australia's chief MacGyver has been lurking around the office this past week with a Retina MacBook Pro. Which is all fine and dandy, but it was too standard. It needed to be different; the device was asking to be made unique.

In the spirit of discovery and sadism, it was decided that a new cocktail had to be created: one part Windows 8, matched with one part Retina MacBook Pro.

And, so, it was made.

This particular MacBook Pro had already had a Boot Camp partition and Windows 7 installation created previously, so the need to jump through these hoops was abated.The Windows 8 set-up program was executed from within Windows 7, and by all reports, went without a hitch. So much so that MacGyver missed the swiping tutorial that occurs at the end of Windows 8's installation.

"Who looks at the screen when installing nowadays?" MacGyver was heard to mutter when informed of the tutorial's existence.

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