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Old Apr 27, 2013, 07:34 AM   #1
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Windows 8 installation "The selected disk has an MBR partition table."

Dear everyone,

Today I reinstalled my MacBook Pro 13 inch, mid 2011 with 8GB of RAM, 126GB Crucial M4 SSD and the HDD in an OptiBay.

I'm trying to install Windows with bootcamp, preferably on the harddrive in the OptiBay but after a lot of trying and looking it up on Google it didn't seem to work out since Mac refuses to partition or something on drives inside an OptiBay...

So I reinstalled Mac OS X Mountain Lion, to clear some space out on my primary drive, which went fine. So I installed everything, opened BootCamp and put my student Windows 8 onto my 8GB USB stick, it all works fine until I get to the selecting the partition, I get multiple errors: http://cl.ly/image/213I1I212h0Z

Target Drive: http://cl.ly/image/3f1d1X1U0n0X
Installation USB: http://cl.ly/image/271w1t42182s

SOLVED:http://www.andrewsavory.com/blog/2011/2156
If anyone else is having this problem I would recommend this solution.

Does anyone know how to solve this?

Greetings

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Old Apr 27, 2013, 07:53 AM   #2
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Dear everyone,

Today I reinstalled my MacBook Pro 13 inch, mid 2011 with 8GB of RAM, 126GB Crucial M4 SSD and the HDD in an OptiBay.

I'm trying to install Windows with bootcamp, preferably on the harddrive in the OptiBay but after a lot of trying and looking it up on Google it didn't seem to work out since Mac refuses to partition or something on drives inside an OptiBay...

So I reinstalled Mac OS X Mountain Lion, to clear some space out on my primary drive, which went fine. So I installed everything, opened BootCamp and put my student Windows 8 onto my 8GB USB stick, it all works fine until I get to the selecting the partition, I get multiple errors, they were in Dutch and I don't remember then exactly.

First one (I remember MBR and GPT): The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks

You have to partition the disk as GUID Partition Table, see screenshot.

Second one is the partition one , but that one disappears once I have partitioned the BOOTCAMP partition to NTFS.


Third one I forgot....

So I spend a lot of time on Google, to try to solve it, but didn't find anything... So I got my student Windows 7, created the bootable USB... Rebooted and I cannot find my Windows 7 installation USB as an startup item...

Does anyone know how to solve this?

You have to restore the source ISO to the USB stick, not copy it, you can use Disk Utility for this, Bootcamp Assistant is not needed for this.

Greetings
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Old Apr 27, 2013, 08:03 AM   #3
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It's been like that all the time.

Strange thing is how it works with Windows 8, but won't install... But Windows 7 won't even be detected.

Target Drive: http://cl.ly/image/3f1d1X1U0n0X
Installation USB: http://cl.ly/image/271w1t42182s

UPDATE:
So I decided to get my Windows 8 again, this time in English... Here is the current problem I'm facing: http://cl.ly/image/213I1I212h0Z

UPDATE 2:
Updated the first post with these screenshots...

UPDATE 3:
Solved, read top post.

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