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I have a computer with a BIOS that doesn´t support ACPI. I tried to install Windows 8 but the setup said I cannot install Windows 8 without ACPI. After some research I found out that this is since Vista.

Is there any option to install Windows 8 even if the BIOS doesn´t support ACPI?

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Paedow can you do me a favor and correct some? It'd only be one change and they don't allow that but the grammar nazi in me can't stand it. –  Griffin Mar 9 '13 at 16:22
    
@Griffin: you can edit questions for spelling etc. See the "edit button" at the end of the question. –  Xavierjazz Mar 9 '13 at 16:26
    
@Xavierjazz I can yet you need to edit a certain number of characters before it will allow you to click the done thing. At least that's what it has done in the past. –  Griffin Mar 9 '13 at 16:30
    
A MacBook Pro doesn't even have a BIOS, but Windows 8 still runs on it. I'm running it. –  pratnala Mar 9 '13 at 16:58
    
@pratnala: So what's your point? All PowerPC Macs used Open Firmware and all Intel Macs use EFI. (U)EFI is fully compliant with ACPI tables/firmware. The latter is used at runtime, whereas the former is mainly used during the bootstrap process. So Macs not having a BIOS is irrelevant since they have its successor which is EFI, which Win8 of course also fully supports (not to mention Apple's EFI implementation is non-standard and buggy, which is why the Linux kernel has patches to work around them). –  Karan Mar 10 '13 at 19:22

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