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

    Aug 19, 2009
    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

    Aug 20, 2010
    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

    Aug 19, 2009
    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


    Aug 29, 2010
    It wont let me burn to a disk or save to a flashdrive :-/
  5. nyc4lifedt thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2009
    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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