Bootcamp Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jmj2014, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. jmj2014 macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2010
    A situation has arisen where I need to be able to boot into Windows for one of my classes.

    However, when I attempt to create a partition Snow Leopard tells me that it cannot move some files on my computer, and to reformat...which I cannot do without the installation CD, which I misplaced a year ago.

    Is there any way to bypass this short of buying another installation CD?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Use an external HDD, properly formatted*, and then clone the internal HDD via CarbonCopyCloner to the external HDD, format the internal HDD while booted from the external (hold down the OPTION key during startup or go into System Preferences > Startup Disk), then clone the data from the external to the newly formatted internal HDD and boot from the internal HDD and try Boot Camp Assistant again.

    If you have a USB HDD, copying 100GB should take around an hour.
  3. jmj2014 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2010
  4. SayMilesAway macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2011
    not that I have this problem but sweet!

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