BootCamp on new MacBook Air 2011 (also Mac mini)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nyc4lifedt, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. nyc4lifedt, Jul 31, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011

    nyc4lifedt macrumors member

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    Just purchased the new MacBook Air and Mac mini.

    I had MacBook Pro before, so bootcamp install was fairly easy. Now with no optical drive present, need some guidance.

    I do have an external DVD drive that I can use to insert my Windows 7 original disc, but what about the drivers?

    Before, I could do it with the original DVDs that came with previous Macs.

    Not doing Parallel or VMWare, help with BootCamp please.



    UPDATE: Answering my own question. Apparently Boot Camp Assistant that comes with new Macs, downloads the drivers for it, burn on CD/DVD or copies on USB drive to install it on Boot Camp.

    No optical drive, no problem.
     
  2. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Just start the process, the assistant will prompt you whether you want to burn the drivers to a disk, USB, etc
     
  3. nyc4lifedt thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep. Was making sure before I start the process. Once I started, it was more straight forward and easy. No more DVDs.
     
  4. scoobydiesel macrumors member

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    It wont let me burn to a disk or save to a flashdrive :-/
     
  5. nyc4lifedt thread starter macrumors member

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    Make sure you have a DVD/RW or Super Drive of some sort external drive (i.e. MacBook Air Super Drive). USB Flash Drive that I used was 8GB, so check if you have plenty of drive space.
     

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