[BOOTCAMP] Not booting from USB after partitioning

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  1. CivCX, Sep 18, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2013

    CivCX macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2013
    I have a bootable USB with Windows 8 on it (made using the Windows 7 DVD/USB tool). I successfully partitioned the drive using Boot Camp Assistant, but when the machine restarted it took me back to the OS X desktop instead of booting from the USB. What should I do now?

    EDIT: I used the Windows 7 DVD/USB tool to make the bootable USB instead because everytime I tried to make it through the Boot Camp Assistant, I would get an error message saying "Your bootable USB drive could not be created".
  2. xcodeSyn macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2012
    As you already found out, the USB created using the Windows 7 DVD/USB tool is only bootable for Windows computers, but not for Macs. You probably need to re-partition as 1-partition and format your USB drive as FAT32 under Disk Utility to make it compatible for Boot Camp Assistant.
  3. CivCX, Sep 18, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2013

    CivCX thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2013
    Ahh alright, I'll try it again and see what happens.

    EDIT: Under Disk Utility, do I format it into MS-DOS (FAT)? I don't see an option for FAT32.

    EDIT2: Repartitioned as 1 hard drive and tried to create the bootable USB from within the Boot Camp Assistant and again it stopped at "Task Status: Copying Windows files...". The progress bar seems to always stop at about 33%.

    EDIT3: Okay nvm, I let my laptop sit at the "Task Status: Copying Windows files" and after about 15 minutes or so it went on to the next step. Guess I just gotta be a little more patient next time haha. Thanks xcodeSyn!
  4. m98custom1212 macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2013
    Toledo, Ohio
    Make sure you download the lastest drivers for apple

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