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

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    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:

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

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    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

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    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

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    I contacted Apple Support and they said Windows 8.1 doesn't work with Boot Camp right now: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5639

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

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

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