Bootcamp Win 7

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  1. midniter macrumors regular

    midniter

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    Want to install Bootcamp in Free Space.
    I have Windows 7 installation disk.

    At the partition screen in Disk Utlity, I see two options Msdos Fat & FatEX.
    Which one to chose ?
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Neither, you need to use Boot Camp so all Mac to Windows drivers are installed among other things. See this link:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204009
    BTW, Boot Camp Assistant is an app in the Utilities folder.

    Here are some other links that might be helpful:
    http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201468
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204048
     
  3. midniter thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried ExFat but at the beginning of Window install it gives option to format partition to NTFS :p
     
  4. midniter thread starter macrumors regular

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    Bootcamp assistant did install something on a USB. I guess it helped with something. Not sure.
     
  5. cbrand493 macrumors 6502

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    Bootcamp assistant downloads and saves the drivers required to make your mac function correctly so they automatically install in windows after it installs.

    Installing windows without bootcamp assistant is madness unless you know what you're doing
     
  6. midniter thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm... glad I did it with Bootcamp. Thanks

    On a different note, I am unable to see my MAC volume in Bootcamp Windows Explorer.

    I can press OPTION at startup and log into either OSX or BOOtcamp.
    And both are working great.


    Any ideas on that ?
     
  7. cbrand493 macrumors 6502

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    Version of windows? Did bootcamp run an installer and install all the drivers after installing Windows was done?
     
  8. midniter, Nov 1, 2015
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    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Bootcamp 5.1
    Mac El Capitan 10.11.1



    I believe bootcamp did run an installer and drivers.
    MY trackpad is working on bootcamp along with the Brightness and volume keyboard keys are working fine also.
     
  9. cbrand493 macrumors 6502

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    On the bootcamp-created USB there is a folder called BootCamp. Run the setup.exe in that folder.
     
  10. midniter thread starter macrumors regular

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    it installed a lot of stuff and then Rebooted.
    But the issue is still there

    unable to see my MAC volume in Bootcamp Windows Explorer.
     
  11. cbrand493 macrumors 6502

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    Is it listed in drive management in Windows? Do you have FileVault on in Mac?
     
  12. midniter thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes it is listed in Disk Management as "Healthy Primary Partition"
    I have attached a screenshot of it below.

    In the MAC I looked up the Filevault and it is OFF

    My total HD space is 500 GB. I divided it equally between Bootcamp and MAC in the Bootcamp Assistant. 1111.PNG 1111.PNG
     
  13. cbrand493 macrumors 6502

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    Try assign it a drive letter
     
  14. zak0, Nov 2, 2015
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