Bootcamp 101 needs help

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by alan6698, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. alan6698 macrumors newbie

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    okay, I admit I'm new to mac and needs to install win/7
    so I follow the steps which apple provide.
    open bootcamp assistant (3.0.4 on my mac) choose only 80GB for windows, and click install to restart computer with win/7 DVD in drive.

    so here's the problem, in apple web said in order to install win/7, OSX 10.6(which I'm on) and boot camp 3.2 is required.

    I went to apple update and downloads bootcamp 3.2. but it's an .exe file!!!

    just can't open and run it. I get confused that shouldn't we install 3.2 before install win/7(which I tried to install with 3.0.4 and error said partition needs to be NTFS, but can't find such option in 3.0.4 to choose FAT32 or NTFS)?

    and I tried to change .exe to either .rar, .zip, or .dmg. nothing works.....

    please help me on 101 steps...

    big thanks guys
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    You convert the FAT32 partition that BCA creates to NTFS in step 3.4 of the standard process described in the PDF guide http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Boot_Camp_Install-Setup_10.6.pdf

    The EXE is just an updater for the drivers after W7 is installed. Use the OS X install disc in Windows after the install and then update using the EXE or Apple Software Update.

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