Bootcamping Windows On a 3TB 2013 iMac - Advice Please

MetzoPaino

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Oct 24, 2012
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Ok, so Apple have added the ability for Bootcamping Windows on 3TB hard drives and I'd like to do so for games. Unfortunately most of the tutorials I can find are work arounds for before this was available.

If you can walk me through the process it would be great.

So I download Bootcamp 5, ask for a 100GB partition, then it asks for a Windows install disk?

So i'd put a Windows 8 OEM disk into my Macbook Pro and use its disc drive: http://www.software4students.co.uk/products/windows-8-full-version

Then it would install & I'd have Windows 8?

I'll use Windows 7 if it's going to be less of a hassle. I'd prefer being on 8, but it seems like buying a full install is hard to find and weirdly expensive?
 

MJL

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Jun 25, 2011
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Google is your friend - 3Tb disks require some attention with installing.

http://twocanoes.com/forums/index.php?p=/discussion/198/apple-imacmacbook-3tb-boot-camp-windows-7-install-solved-unsupported/p1

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....I'll use Windows 7 if it's going to be less of a hassle. I'd prefer being on 8, but it seems like buying a full install is hard to find and weirdly expensive?
1) Market forces at work

2) Microsoft is trying to get everyone onto 8 but reception has been a downer (just my opinion)

3) Many business are only just implementing 7 after being forced away from XP. Don't expect these businesses to move to 8 in a hurry (they have too much invested in 7).
 

MetzoPaino

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 24, 2012
79
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Google is your friend - 3Tb disks require some attention with installing.

http://twocanoes.com/forums/index.php?p=/discussion/198/apple-imacmacbook-3tb-boot-camp-windows-7-install-solved-unsupported/p1

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1) Market forces at work

2) Microsoft is trying to get everyone onto 8 but reception has been a downer (just my opinion)

3) Many business are only just implementing 7 after being forced away from XP. Don't expect these businesses to move to 8 in a hurry (they have too much invested in 7).
My issue is that all these tutorials are from when Bootcamp didn't support Windows 8, but that's not the case now so the whole process should be easier?
 

MJL

macrumors 6502a
Jun 25, 2011
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My issue is that all these tutorials are from when Bootcamp didn't support Windows 8, but that's not the case now so the whole process should be easier?
still have the 2.2 Tb issue regardless 7 or 8.