Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 7, 2013, 02:00 PM   #1
Damn Dirty Ape
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Illinois
Bootcamp / Win 7 Ultimate / MBA 2012 - WILL NOT INSTALL!

Well, got my MBA 13.3 256gb where I want it mac-app-wise, thought I'd go ahead and add on my Win 7 Ultimate at this point.

I was able to run the bootcamp and download the driver package onto a flash drive as well as put my technet win7 ultimate on another flash drive.

Got the partitions done and Win 7 setup starts, I select 'custom', then as the instructions read, then selected the partition that was labeled 'bootcamp' in the win7 setup. The size was correct and then boom.

'Setup cannot install windows on this partition'

Not sure what I could have done wrong; it's pretty easy to follow those directions to at least that point; from there on it would be a standard install fro Win 7.

Any ideas? The nearest genius bar is 100 miles away and not sure that they would help me with this task anyway; same for Microsoft tech.
Damn Dirty Ape is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 7, 2013, 02:45 PM   #2
halledise
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
call Apple

you have 90 days free phone support.
call Apple Tech support and they'll walk you through it.
alternatively, buy Parallels or VMWare Fusion for a simpler life.
(pricing is around $50-$80)
halledise is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 7, 2013, 10:15 PM   #3
ashobe
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Fayetteville, AR
VMWare Fusion is the way to go completely.

Quote:
Originally Posted by halledise View Post
you have 90 days free phone support.
call Apple Tech support and they'll walk you through it.
alternatively, buy Parallels or VMWare Fusion for a simpler life.
(pricing is around $50-$80)
VMWare Fusion is much easier. No separate partition and easy
ashobe is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 8, 2013, 07:24 AM   #4
aca11811
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Its been a while since Ive installed bootcamp, but if I recall correctly you need to select the created 'bootcamp' partition and format it. Once formatted you can then install to it.

Last edited by aca11811; Jan 8, 2013 at 07:33 AM.
aca11811 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 8, 2013, 10:29 AM   #5
KPOM
macrumors G3
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Damn Dirty Ape View Post
Got the partitions done and Win 7 setup starts, I select 'custom', then as the instructions read, then selected the partition that was labeled 'bootcamp' in the win7 setup. The size was correct and then boom.

'Setup cannot install windows on this partition'

Not sure what I could have done wrong; it's pretty easy to follow those directions to at least that point; from there on it would be a standard install fro Win 7.
Quote:
Originally Posted by aca11811 View Post
Its been a while since Ive installed bootcamp, but if I recall correctly you need to select the created 'bootcamp' partition and format it. Once formatted you can then install to it.
Yes, you need to format it. From within Setup, select the drive, and then format it as NTFS. There should be 4 drives that show up. One is your Mac partition (obviously don't format that). Another is the restore partition (about 400MB) and there is a 200MB partition that is also for OS X. Usually it's the 4th partition that is the boot camp one (just remember what size it was).

It would be nice if Boot Camp Assistant formatted the partition, but I think it is because OS X can't write to NTFS partitions natively (and thus can't create an NTFS partition).
KPOM is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OS X: WoW on 2012 11" MBA ultimate 3bs Mac and PC Games 6 Dec 11, 2012 11:36 AM
Win 8 on a 2012 MB Air via Bootcamp PDXoPDX Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac 0 Dec 7, 2012 08:11 PM
2012 mba 11" ml... Win....!!! mikkker007 MacBook Air 0 Aug 7, 2012 07:35 AM
Anyone gone 2012 MBA 13" Ultimate -> 2012 i7/i5 coughalot MacBook Air 3 Jul 1, 2012 09:34 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC