Bootcamp usb not enough, blank 32gb

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mitch S, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Mitch S macrumors newbie

    Mitch S

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    Hi all, quite irritated by the fact that I am trying to bootcamp my mac, I have bought a 32gb usb stick, and apparently it is not enough to create a install disk from by bootcamp manager? I was under the impression windows 10 only needed 8gb as an install disk.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    The latest versions of bootamp only put the drivers on the USB and create a special bootcamp partition to put the windows install on.

    What Mac do you have, and version of OS X?
     
  3. Mitch S thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Its a Macbook pro i5 8gb iris running sierra.
     
  4. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    I have installed Bootcamp twice on my 2016 MacBook and it doesn't need a USB stick for anything. It puts both the drivers and Windows installer on a temporary partition on the internal.

    The only problem I had was that one time it didn't remove the temporary partition afterwards and I had to do it with DU.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    You have the ability to put the bootcamp drivers on a USB stick and that's what I do.
     
  6. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the info. I didn't notice that option when I did it. Not sure I would have chosen it.

    While on the subject, my other Mac is a late 2013 rMBP, which needs a USB stick for everything. After the Bootcamp install, incl drivers, is all done you have a USB stick called "Wininstall". Can one reuse this to reinstall later, without (or with) using Bootcamp Assistant? Thanks
     

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