Boot Camp Files download stalls ~50%

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Moria, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Moria macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I've been trying to install Windows 7 on my iMac so I can get a Visual Studio running quicker than on my Windows laptop.

    I opened up Boot Camp Assistant and selected both options to download the required Boot Camp files (for mouse/keyboard etc) and to install Windows 7. The first download bar only ever gets to around the 50% mark and then doesn't move any further.

    Are there any problems with it that I should be aware of? Is it trying to download a huge file?

    iMac is 2011 model, downloading onto a portable hard drive as it says to do.
     
  2. m98custom1212 macrumors 6502

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    #2

    Are you making the usb boot drive at the same time
     
  3. xcodeSyn macrumors 6502a

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    It takes a while to download all the support and driver files (over 600MB) to the USB drive, and I usually just select one option instead of both. Anyway, this link provides a direct download link to get what you need, just scroll down to the bottom page to see which one is for your hardware. Good luck.
     
  4. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Here is a link straight from Apple, but the download will actually work. I've always had poor success getting them via Boot Camp Assistant.
     
  5. auto180sx macrumors newbie

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    The drive needs to be formatted in FAT32 for Bootcamp to download the files.
     

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