How do I change the partition to boot on??!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by RealSkyDiver, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. RealSkyDiver macrumors 6502

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    So the installation of Win7 on my 2011 Air via external drive didn't go well since the screen just stays black and now I wanna create a bootable usb-key but for that I have to boot it from the OSX partition again. How am I doing that? When I boot the MBA it tries to boot from the Windows partition without an OS on it so the screen just stays black :confused:
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Hold down the OPTION key right after pressing the power button.
    And I doubt, you can create a bootable installer for Windows on a USB flash memory thumb drive that easily, there is some hacking involved.
     
  3. RealSkyDiver thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What do u mean? Then why does bootcamp give you the option to create a bootable usb for windows?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Uih, didn't know that. Maybe it is a new function, as it wasn't there before, and I haven't kept eyes on Windows for a long time and seem to have spouted some out of relevance nonsense. Maybe balamw can shed some more informed light than me on it.
     
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Yes it does. If it is Lion and BootCamp 4.0, which is what the new MBAs come with. I have no idea how previous versions of Mac OS did this.
     

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