Ok, thanks for clearing that up. Does anyone know of any way that I can bypass this issue to get Windows Re-installed to a bootcamp partition on a mid-2010 macbook pro without using the optical drive? When Rufus is done, close the program and eject and remove the flash drive. I did the following on my flash drive in Vista - the same procedure you linked to in your first post - and it worked for me. Ok, finally ran into my first problem with Mavericks. Be sure to copy anything you want off of it, because this process will erase it. Thus, your hard drive will probably be listed first, since your computer usually boots from there. Open the Windows 10 download page, then click Download tool now at the bottom of the page.
Type the following command: sudo bash install. B08 You can now save and close this file. I will be really grateful to you. By default this line should be commented out, indicated by a hash sign at the beginning. But in any case, hopefully this article has helped some of you who were struggling with installing Windows on your Macs. And if so, the exact steps as to how to do it.
Furthermore I did not install Virtualbox but copied several files from the win 7 disk. Use Rufus to write an. If you're installing Windows 8. As for BootCamp, it's nothing but a glorified partition editor that has nothing to do with the boot process. Most things I found online suggested buying an external optical drive, but that seemed backwards to me out of principle. Installing Windows went from being a breeze to being a nightmare in an instant.
Review and accept the terms, and then click Get product key. I have searched every bit and i have not found a solution to it. For me this was f: and press Enter. This is the key that you should press. It is possible because thats how I installed Windows 7 on my Rev. . The process of writing the.
Now it will not install. Everything worked flawlessly up until that point. Note: I am going to list exact steps that I took to get this working. Apparently this is only available for computers without an optical drive. In case my previous install put something on the host computer, I used the restore point feature to go back to a point before my initial install Thursday night. When finished, close the wizard and eject and remove the flash drive. Just remember that with a new hard drive and installation, you need to get a registration code to activate Windows.
My bootcamp partition was acting a little buggy. Luckily, there is a workaround for this, and it is quite simple. If your Mac has an optical drive, the option will be either missing or grayed out. You don't need to install Windows or download the support software at this time, as it will be easier to do both later. Did I miss something out? I used the trial version to get this done worked like a charm. Follow the guide to complete the process. Using an external drive Nope.
This forum has some of the best people in the world available to help. Does your laptop have a second internal drive compartment, if so you can purchase a drive, install it in the compartment and install Windows to it. This is usually a simple matter of running a shell script, but with Yosemite, this has been complicated a bit. When you turn on the laptop you will see a menu, just pick which version of Windows 7 you want to use. Strange, as several sites on the Internet claim it can be done. If somehow you have managed to do it please tell the steps to do it. So the question that remains is if BootCamp can boot? The same is probably true for the Unibody Mac's but it wouldn't hurt to try.
Accept the license terms, enter the product key, and then click Next. If prompted, confirm that you wish to erase the flash disk. Virtual machines I remember from using Parallels that it can use a Bootcamp partition, allowing me to use the bootable partition as a virtual machine. Is there a way to use this method to load Win7 off an M. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. How to install Windows 7 to external hard drive? Thank you for the help Rahul! For me, it took about 15 minutes.