Will not create bootcamp usb

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by waloshin, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    I am running 10.11.3 I am trying to make a bootable windows 10 drive for bootcamp, but I get an error that there is not enough space. My hard drive has 70 gigabytes free and my USB drive has 64 gigabytes. What is going on.
     
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  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have formated the USB to Mac osx journled. But boot camp formats right before it starts the process.
     
  4. Gjwilly, Feb 12, 2016
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    Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    It never used to.
    The instructions used to specifically say that you will need a USB formatted as FAT before you begin.
    I've also found that it needs to be partitioned as MBR.
    I'd give that a try.
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    It also needs to be USB 2.0.
    USB 3.0 won't work.
     
  5. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That could be why I am using s USB 3.0 drive. How odd that they don't work.
     
  6. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Bootcamp will create a USB 3.0 installer just fine but Windows won't be able to boot off of it so why waste your time trying.
    That might not be the problem you're having here though.
    Pretty sure it's the formatting of the USB or your particular Windows ISO.
     

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