Anyone notice in Boot Camp assistant

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  1. adamtj11 macrumors 6502

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    You can create a bootable USB of windows 7? :D

    I assume that means the Bios now supports usb install then??
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    No, what you can do is save Apple's Bootcamp drivers to a USB drive. There's no option to make a bootable Windows installer.
     
  3. daleski75 macrumors 68000

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    I have a BOOTABLE 4gb usb pen drive with a copy of Windows 7 on it so YES you can definitely create one and it works a treat.

    Didn't see this on Lion on my old MBA 2.13 so maybe this is a new feature to this build of Lion we have?
     
  4. adamtj11 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah on my Mac Mini the option is there to create a windows 7 boot camp support dvd but no windows 7 pen drive option!
     

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  5. qwerf123 macrumors regular

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    You can make it, I've done it and it worked a treated.
    What good it that it prevents the need for the Bootcamp software/driver disc it asks you to make if you install Windows by disc
     
  6. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Ah, well I stand corrected. Seems that's a feature specific to the new machines that don't have DVD drives built in. It'd be nice if they'd roll that out to the rest of the computers which use Lion.
     
  7. Ubuntu macrumors 68000

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    In case anyone would like to see the changes, I've included some screenshots. Good find!

    Nvm, didn't see the other screenshot!
     
  8. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Yes.
     
  9. adamtj11 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I want to marry this Computer :D
     
  10. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I would too, but my wife would object. Therefore, it will be my new mistress... :cool:
     
  11. Stein357 macrumors 6502

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    Apple is trying as hard as it can to do away with physical media!
     
  12. zerind macrumors member

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    So I installed Windows7 Ultimate x64 yesterday using Boot Camp and the whole process took about 40 minutes, start to finish. That includes Boot Camp copying the files necessary to the USB drive, the install of Win7 and finally the install of the Apple driver packages. That's really quick and everything works flawlessly in Windows. This is my first Mac experience and they couldn't have made it any easier.
     
  13. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    I tried this, but while I have Professional x64, the USB install process installed Home x64. Did your version install correctly?
     
  14. zerind macrumors member

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    I'll double-check when I get home but it took my Ultimate key and appeared to have installed Ultimate properly.

     
  15. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    If it took your key, then it probably worked, as that's where I ran into my issue and had to revert to doing a DVD based install.
     

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