Installing Windows 7 on a MacBook Air?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ohla313, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. ohla313 macrumors 6502a

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    I am trying to install Windows 7 onto my new MacBook Air 11.6. I got the program file from the MSDN site and it is in an .iso format. How would I go about burning this onto a USB flash drive so I can install it? Can I burn it to DVD and use disc sharing with my MBP to install too?

    Thanks!
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    The methods for installing without the super drive are unreliable.

    Your best bet is to buy/borrow a superdrive. Burn it to DVD and install from that. If that's not an option and you have time to try them out, try any of the approaches from this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=601414

    B
     
  3. danpass macrumors 68020

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    Several days ago, after reading about both those methods and promptly tuning out and forgetting about the answers, I made life easy on myself and got an external drive (the :apple: SuperDrive in my case).

    If you go that route get a USB extension as it will make things much simpler lol.

    Besides you have 14 days to return the :apple:SD
     
  4. ohla313, Sep 23, 2011
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    ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Would I be able to use CD-sharing with my MBP though? Is it possible when installing Windows via Boot Camp?

    EDIT: Nevermind. This thread helped me immensely.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1201123

    Basically Boot Camp 4 is made for MacBook Airs!
     
  5. ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nevermind...Ok so I used Boot Camp Assistant and it was able to mount my Windows 7 iso file onto a USB flash drive I have. Everything goes smoothly and then restarts to starting Windows. Then I click Install Now and this message pops up: "No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK."

    Didn't Boot Camp Assistant create everything I needed?? What do I do from here? I get two options show up: Rescan or Browse for the drivers. There is BOOTCAMP C: and Boot X:, I tried both but still nothing!

    What do I do??
     
  6. ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    A final post regarding this. After reading this thread in the Apple Discussion communities, I ordered a new USB drive to try the install from. It came in the mail today and I ran the install off of a Kingston drive and I am happy to say it installed flawlessly!

    So to those with this problem, consider a new USB flash drive and it will solve your Windows install problem.
     

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