Problem with the Boot Camp Partition!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by TheLatestech, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. TheLatestech macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2011
    Problem with the Boot Camp Partition!

    I have a new core i5 21.5 inch 2011 iMac, that I need to run boot camp.

    I have a Reinstallation disk for windows vista Home Premium 32 Bit.

    I have got through the installation process, until I'm met at a place that says something like, 'please pick the partition you would like to use"

    When I highlight the partition I would like to use it says, "Windows cannot be installed to this hard diskspace. Windows must be installed, formatted as NTFS."

    I have no idea what to do, please help.

    I can hopefully answer any questions.
  2. emiljan macrumors 6502


    Jan 25, 2010
    choose the bootcamp partition and u should see an option to format the drive. Once the drive is formatted, than you can install windows.
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
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    The boot camp instructions PDF shows exactly what to do to reformat the FAt placeholder as NTfS. Please read it.


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