windows 8 bootcamp help

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  1. parkm13 macrumors regular

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    i have lion, and i would love to be able to install windows 8 through boot camp. i have .iso file for windows 8. i cant use a disk to boot it, only a jumpdrive. does anyone know how to install windows 8 using a jumpdrive?
     
  2. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

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    Put the ISO on the flash drive. Run bootcamp, close bootcamp after it tells you to insert dvd. Install rEFIt (google this). Boot to the flash drive. Install windows to bootcamp partition.
     
  4. superericla macrumors 6502

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    Run the Boot Camp Assistant to partition your hard drive and download the support files to a flash drive then use Disk Utility to burn the iso to a DVD and restart while holding down the "C" key.
     
  5. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

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    He said he can't use a DVD--flashdrive only.
     
  6. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Then use disk utility to burn the iso to a flash drive ;)
     
  7. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

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    Yes but on a non-air he'll need to use rEFIt to boot to it.
     
  8. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok thank you, i will try this today and see if it works
     
  9. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    what kind of formatting would i need to use on the jump-drive and bootcamp partition? FAT?
     
  10. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

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    I believe I did FAT for the flash drive but for Bootcamp I did NTFS
     

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