can someone hold my hand, and help me install win7 on a MBA?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jayo123456, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. jayo123456 macrumors regular

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    #1
    maybe im a duma.ss, but i srsly tried everything (google, + all MR threads in this subforum).

    I have:
    legit win7 iso
    4gb usb key (blank)
    external HD (osx partitioned)
    access to windows machine
    MBair

    Don't have:
    no external CD drive (and I'm not getting one)

    i swear I've tried everything. Got reffit installed and all, but it just refuses to recognize my usb as a boot drive.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    Southern Cal
    #2
    if you don't wanna get an ext DVD, then borrow one.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    #3
    Read this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=601414. Two basic methods for installing on most Macs without an optical drive. Either use VM software to get the W7 files on your partition before the first reboot or use a throwaway partition on the internal to host your install files.

    On the 2010 MBAs some have also reported success in using rEFIt to boot from a properly formatted USB key. This doesn't generally work on all Macs, but may in your case.

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