Can I install windows in this scenario:

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jwhelan, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. jwhelan macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2011
    Here is my setup: Late 2011 MBP 13".

    I replaced primary 500GB HDD with 256GB SSD and installed the 500GB HD in the superdrive bay.

    My SSD has 1 partition with Mountain Lion installed.
    My HDD has a 256GB parition that I use for Time Machine.
    I would like to install windows 8 on the second partition on the 500GB drive.

    When I try this using bootcamp it completely erases the 500GB and will only allow me to create 1 partition.

    Is there anyway to overcome this?

    Thanks for any ideas or suggestions.

  2. jwhelan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2011
    I finally got windows 8 installed the way I want.

    I used Boot Camp Assistant to make a bootable Windows 8 Install USB, but never let bootcamp partition the drive.

    I rebooted my mac with the option key, then selected the efi boot option (usb drive).

    From here I was able to use the windows 8 installer to partition the second drive and install windows.

    I installed the Bootcamp support tools. But for some reason I have not been able to get Audio working.

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