Problems with Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by KellyP66, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. KellyP66 macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2011
    Hi All-

    I'm trying to use Bootcamp to install Windows 7. I get to the first screen, then hit continue and instead of bringing up the screen with the partition sizing, it brings up another with 3 options to choose from. One is to make an ISO, one is to download the updated software and one is take make the partition for windows. Only problem is, the only option i can click on, even after downloading said software, is option 2. Never do I get to the partitioning screen and am at a total loss as what to do next. I've made a partition manually but can't seem to get it to work with that either.

    Any help would be greatly hoping I'm only having an almost senior moment and this will be an easy fix.

    Thanks much for your time!

  2. KellyP66 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2011

    Really? No one can help with this??

  3. drsox macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2011
    Hi there. I had several goes at this before I got it right.
    Let's start at the basics - have you got a printout copy of the Boot Camp Installation & Setup Guide.pdf ? This is a walk through of the process.
    You can get this from :

    From where you are now, probably the first thing to do is to use the Bootcamp assistant to delete the partition you have already made and start again. If you don't use the Bootcamp assistant then it will cause problems later.
  4. johnhurley macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2011
    What system exactly are you doing this install on? How much disk space and memory etc?

    If you open up the terminal application and do the command "df -h" what output do you get? ( Paste in results please ).

    For example my system looks like this:
    df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
    /dev/disk0s2 158Gi 68Gi 90Gi 43% /
    /dev/disk0s4 75Gi 30Gi 44Gi 41% /Volumes/BOOTCAMP
  5. drsox macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2011
    This is copy/paste from a post in the MacBook Air Forum :

    Installing BootCamp on a 2011 MBA is one of the easiest things I've done. Im not sure how it was before, but with BootCamp 4.0 all you do is run BootCamp Assistant. It takes your Win7 ISO image and copies the install files onto a USB key, makes it bootable, and connects to Apple servers to download all the Win7 drivers for your MBA. All this while you make yourself a sandwich. It reboots from the USB key and kicks off the Win7 install process off it. After its done, you reboot into Windows, and then go into the USB key, look for the WindowsSupport folder, and run the setup.exe file that you find there. That loads all the Win7 drivers.

    Reboot once more. Done.

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