Superdrive not detected under Boot Camp Assistant

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by hajime, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    #1
    Hello, just got the Retina Display MBP 15" and the superdrive. I can see the drive and its content under Mac OS. However, when I tried to install Windows, Boot Camp Assistant says that there is no usb drive. Could anybody please help me to solve the issue? Thanks.
     
  2. Daki macrumors newbie

    Daki

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    Dec 1, 2010
    #2
    I installed bootcamp last night and I was confused by this at first as well.

    If your issue is the same as mine, you will need a USB stick formatted in FAT32 so Bootcamp can copy the drivers to the USB stick. You will then use that later on in the Windows side to install bootcamp. It's not looking for the Windows CD at that point in the process.
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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  4. sanke1 macrumors 65816

    sanke1

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    Do this to get your Superdrive working again in Windows 8

    1. Run Command Prompt as an Administrator. Type cmd in Windows 8 Metro UI and press cltr+shift+enter

    2. Type following and press enter

    Reboot.

    Say Cheese!! :)
     

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