Bootcamp on 3 TB Fusion drive now possible

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  1. luminouslight macrumors 6502

    luminouslight

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    Just wanted to let everyone know Apple just released OS 10.8.3 which has bootcamp support for 3 TB drives and Windows 8 support. I've been looking forward to this for quite a bit!

    Cheers. :apple:
     
  2. Raima macrumors 6502

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    My new i7 iMac fusion 3tb should be arriving next week. Perfect timing and couldn't be happier :D
     
  3. I3D macrumors newbie

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  4. Raima macrumors 6502

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    If I performed the hack, I'd backup everything, trash it all, format, reinstall and restore from time machine and manually copy back the partition data onto the OS X partition.

    You may need to do a partition copy for your Windows or something, then restore it after.
     
  5. I3D macrumors newbie

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    I was afraid this might be the answer, no problem with Mac though, trying to get windows to play ball is the hard part. the price early adopters have to pay!!! thanks Raima

    Cheers.
     
  6. uptownnyc macrumors 6502

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    Anyone know if this new release will allow Windows 7 Bootcamp installs w/ the 3tb drive? No need for Windows 8 and I've got the W7 license.
     
  7. luminouslight thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I have windows 7 installed currently on my 3 TB fusion drive.
     
  8. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a

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    I am still on 10.8.2

    I click software update and saw the 10.8.3 update but after the restart I am still on 10.8.2

    Now I am not seeing the update to 10.8.3 every time I click software update.

    I have the new iMac 27" late 2012 model 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7

    What is going on!? I want to be able to bootcamp to windows 8 so I can game but I need to be on 10.8.3 since they added support to bootcamp 3TB
     
  9. luminouslight thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's strange.. Did you let the updater finish and let it restart? I updated easily then it went to a screen that said applying updates and the computer restarted with 10.8.3.
     
  10. uptownnyc macrumors 6502

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    And you did that with 10.8.3 or one of the earlier hacks? Thanks for the reply.
     
  11. luminouslight thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did it with 10.8.3 no hacks involved. Just used bootcamp assistant. :apple:
     
  12. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

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    Ok.....

    and good to know, but please report back. Will give 10.8.3 a try if good BootCamp support for 3 TB HDDs.


    :):apple:
     
  13. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    Where are you seeing that it's still 10.8.2? There are reports that "About this Mac" shows 10.8.3, but Finder still reports 10.8.2.
     
  14. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a

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    When I click the apple logo on the top left I see that I'm still on 10.8.2

    I've updated to 10.8.3 twice but it doesn't show to be updated.

    Now I am not seeing the update again to start over.

    Just stuck on 10.8.2 for now
     
  15. Nuke61 macrumors 6502

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    Louie, did you try the Combo Update? If you or anyone else who didn't know this already, the standard update via 'Software Update...' just gives you files that are different than your current OS. When you download the Combo Update, it downloads ALL the affected files. It's much larger, but it can often solve problems when the standard update doesn't work. Here's a link to the 10.8.3 Combo Update: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1640
     
  16. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I tried that but i got an error of some sort.

    What I did was purchased the mountain lion app from the App Store and it updated to 10.8.3 without needing to restore.

    So basically I've just spend $20 to update to 10.8.3.
     
  17. Raima macrumors 6502

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    Have you got the specific Windows 7 iso details?

    I'm not having any luck with Bootcamp for Windows 7 or 8 :(
     
  18. luminouslight thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not sure. I used a external cd drive to install. Have never installed windows with an ISO file.
     

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