Help for a Computer cripple. Trying to install windows 8.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by philosophes, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. philosophes macrumors newbie

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    Hi.

    I have windows pro 8 disks and I'm trying to install them on my Macbook Air mid-2012. Can someone please give step by step instructions. I've read through the threads still lost.

    Also, I have a mid-2009 macbook pro, and when i try to install windows 8 through boot camp, it says something like its only compatible with windows 7.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. philosophes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how to I create or download a Windows 8 ISO file?
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    Use your 2009 MacBook Pro, and then open Disk Utility. Stick the DVD in, and then go to File > New > And then create a disk image from the DVD.

    Then just move it over to the Air.
     
  4. philosophes, Apr 4, 2013
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    philosophes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks. so I've created an iso file. when attempting to install by selected the first and third box (create a windows 7 or later version infall disk).

    i receive this message :Your bootable usb drive could not be created,An error occurred while copying the Windows installation files? When it gets to the copying windows files.

    Is the problem with iso file?
     
  5. philosophes, Apr 4, 2013
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  6. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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    -slaps windows 8 install disc out of your hands- Bad user! That's a no!

    Why install windows 8?
     

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