Installing Win7 onto internal rMBP SSD?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RiskyShenanigan, May 3, 2015.

  1. RiskyShenanigan macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2011
    Hi, I am trying to install Windows 7 onto my Retina Macbook Pro through Bootcamp, however whenever I get to the screen where it says where the OS will be installed, it only mentions my external hard-drive which I do not want.

    • Do I have to first create a partition for Windows 7 that Bootcamp will recognise on the SSD?
    • Once I install Windows 7, can I use my external hard-drive which is formatted in Macintosh Journaled to save files .psd, .ai files from Adobe?
    • Can I indicate how much of the internal SSD I want to partition, e.g. only 120GB?
  2. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    Yes, you should be able to create such a partition in Disk Utility. Select the name of your hard drive, click the Partition tab, add a partition with the + button, enter your size, and click Apply. The formatting does not matter since you'll have to format it in the Windows installer anyway.


    Windows can't natively write to HFS+ partitions. I recommend you try to get the Mac versions of those apps.

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