2011 MBA 13 & Bootcamp

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by merrickdrfc, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Having some problems with Bootcamp on my 2011 13" MBA, i've created the USB install disk using boot camp assistant, it boots fine, but then when the screen appears in the windows installer to select the partition to install to, I select the BOOTCAMP partition, format as NTFS, and then it has an error saying "setup can not create or locate an existing system files partition".

    Can anyone help?

    Cheers,
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    So, once you're in Windows setup, you see the BOOTCAMP partition, right? Are you sure you selected that partition and then selected format at the bottom?

    I get that error when I forget to format but have never gotten the error after.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes correct, I can see the partition fine, there are four in total, one being the recovery partition, the other Macintosh HD, the EFI reserved space and finally the BOOTCAMP partition. I am able to format it in NTFS, its when I click to proceed after this it throws the error.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    No clue, all I would do is restart boot camp assistant to remove the partition and try again.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Tried that many times, I've given up and just run Windoze in VMWare, probably would work if I erased my SSD but its not worth it, thanks for the help though! :)
     

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