If I recall correctly, not every Mac can do that. The ones with optical drives won't let you do that.You dont need to mess around with all that now, just load up bootcamp assistant, have your iso file and usb ready and it will make the usb bootable for you and copy the windows files & the windows drivers.
Oh, didnt realie there was a difference, i tried bootcamp on my air and it wasnt an option then (2013), i thought it must have been an option in the new OSX release.If I recall correctly, not every Mac can do that. The ones with optical drives won't let you do that.
I remembered trying to do the same to my 15" early-2011 MBP and it wouldn't let me do that.
Make sure it's not mounted. If you see it in your Finder sidebar, then click the eject button next to it, or do it in Disk Utility.I am still in need of help.
He meant you need to eject the ISO, not the USB drive.I don't understand. I ejected it and it disappeared from both Finder and Disk Utility. If you eject it how can you burn the .iso on it.
I dont have a Windows computer but I could borrow someone elses Windows running in Virtual Box on their laptop. Would that work?Yes it does.
I've created bootable USB sticks for Windows 7 and Windows 8 on a laptop running XP.
You just have to have the right ISO.
what kind of trouble?A torrented Windows will work provided its genuine.
But you'll still need a genuine license key and if you use a pirated license -- that's when you'll run into trouble later.
That is correct. Thanks.The free 8.1 from Best Buy was likely a free upgrade from 8.0 to 8.1 that you download from Microsoft.
I still have it. Its the same laptop that I want to install a new hard drive and install a new W8 into it.You don't have the best buy computer any more?
How do I know the license? Do I ask Best Buy?You would need the 8.0 license from that computer to get the 8.1 upgrade.
Ok. Thanks.The virtual Windows should work for building a bootable ISO but without a valid license key you're still going to be stuck.