How can i format a partition to NTFS?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by i-am-waiting, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. i-am-waiting macrumors member

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    Hello people!

    On my MacBook i am having a little trouble actually installing windows on a bootcamp partition. When installing XP it just installs and then when i boot into the partition it just says 'disk error press any key to reboot' and when i try to install windows 7 it says i cant because it needs to be NTFS formatted, so how can i format it to NTFS?

    How do i format a bootcamp partition to NTFS?

    Thanks! :p
     
  2. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

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    Use this: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/boot_camp_install-setup.pdf

    XP doesn't just install by itself...you have to select the format for the partition once your computer reboots into the windows installer.

    I did the same thing when I first installed windows and then realized how dumb of a mistake I made.
     
  3. i-am-waiting thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! I'll have a look later, thanks so much though! :p
     

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