Boot Camp Problem formatting NTFS

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  1. Hookemfins, Mar 28, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2015

    Hookemfins macrumors 6502

    Hookemfins

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    Mac Mini late 2012 10.8.3.

    I have gone through the entire procedure to install windows 7 pro in boot camp.
    Even tried the latest article from Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203909

    Where it gets stuck is at the actual windows installation. I choose the boot camp partition and get the message that it can't be installed because it isn't in an NTFS format.

    Doesn't boot camp format the drive to NTFS when I choose the partition size?
     
  2. hfg macrumors 68040

    hfg

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    No ... BootCamp doesn't (can't) format NTFS.

    The first Windows installation screen you see has your disk drives listed and shows the BootCamp partition ... and down at the bottom has a selection to format the drive. Be sure the correct drive/partition is selected for formatting in NTFS. After it is done, you can continue the installation of Windows.

    Good luck ...
     
  3. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

    z31fanatic

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    First, you may have to delete the partition which makes it free space. Than you choose either format or new. Can't remember at the moment.

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  4. Hookemfins thread starter macrumors 6502

    Hookemfins

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    Either way I still get setup was unable to create a partition or locate an existing system partition.
     
  5. Hookemfins thread starter macrumors 6502

    Hookemfins

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    I was able to make my way to the command prompt and formatted the drive. Win 7 installed and boot camp is now installing.
     

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