Windows 8 won't install on new iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by barrett14, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    I tried to install windows 8 via bootcamp and while I was going through the Windows 8 installation - it said the drive was not formatted properly (Said it requires NTFS.

    P.S. I was installing Windows 8 via a USB drive I created from the CD.

    Any ideas?
  2. macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2012
    During the beginning of setup, make sure you select "custom install", click "advanced", then format your bootcamp drive. Then continue the install on the formatted drive...
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    Do you have the 3TB drive? There is an issue related to that (search the forums).

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