Mac boots back into OS X instead of Windows install USB

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Snookerman, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Snookerman macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2008
    I have created an install USB with Windows 8 and then I created a partition. My MacBook rebooted and it went back to OS X. If I go into Boot Camp Assistant now, the option to install Windows is changed to "Remove Windows 7 or later". This is what the USB looks like:


    So what do I do now? Thanks!
  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    If you have an ISO disk image, copy it to your OS X partition and let Boot Camp Assistant create the USB installer.
  3. Snookerman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2008
    Thanks! I do have an ISO image, but didn't Boot Camp Assistant already create the USB installer when I selected "Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk"?
  4. Snookerman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2008
    I contacted Apple Support and they said Windows 8.1 doesn't work with Boot Camp right now:

    I guess I have to install Windows 8 instead and wait until Boot Camp is updated.
  5. KdParker macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2010
    Or just update once you have installed Windows 8, upgrade to 8.1.
    That seems to be working fine.

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