Bootcamp Win 7

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 ?
 

CoastalOR

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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 ?
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
 

midniter

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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
I tried ExFat but at the beginning of Window install it gives option to format partition to NTFS :p
 

midniter

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

cbrand493

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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
 

midniter

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Installing windows without bootcamp assistant is madness unless you know what you're doing
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 ?
 

cbrand493

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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 ?
Version of windows? Did bootcamp run an installer and install all the drivers after installing Windows was done?
 

midniter

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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.
 
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cbrand493

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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.
On the bootcamp-created USB there is a folder called BootCamp. Run the setup.exe in that folder.
 

midniter

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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.
 

midniter

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Is it listed in drive management in Windows? Do you have FileVault on in Mac?
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.
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zak0

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Edit: Sorry. replied to wrong thread... -__-
 
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