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Plug in a USB drive that is formatted with FAT while on Mac OS and run Bootcamp Utility, then select the download Windows drivers option. Reboot back into Windows and run Bootcamp.exe/Setup.exe either from AutoPlay or manually.


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It seems to be possible to install Windows 7/8 to an external drive but a lot of work is necessary to overcome Boot Camp/Windows 7/8 restrictions. The following guide is shamelessly stolen at bleeptobleep.blogspot.de. All credits go to the the respective persons/groups of persons. To keep the formatting and improve readability i didn't choose the quote ...


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More people have problems with BootCamp trying to partition manually than any other way. This is what I would do: Boot into recovery mode. Get into disk utility Delete the partition you created for Windows Expand your Mac partition all the way into the available space Now (assuming you already have the BootCamp media created) Run the BootCamp.app and ...


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From the Tom's Hardware Forum: By default, the OSX disk utility creates a new partition as GUID. Windows can't read it. You need to create the partition type as MBR, which Windows can read. Then format as exFAT and both machines will read it.


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The answer really depends on the model of your Mac. Generally, if your Mac came with an internal optical drive, you probably should install using the DVD. Also, the Boot Camp Assistant is a good source to answer your question. If the option to create a Windows install USB flash drive is available, then you probably will need to create an iso file from your ...


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Here are the steps I use to install Windows without needing to burn to a DVD or flash drive. Keep in mind that the final product will NOT be a virtual machine: Install VirtualBox from http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.3.28/VirtualBox-4.3.28-100309-OSX.dmg. Make sure it installs the command line tools. Once installed, open it and create a new VM ...


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The way to deal with this is by separating the fusion drive, reformatting each drive, and recreating them. I suspect what's happened is your Mac cannot recognize the NTFS formatted portion of the disk. Reboot while holding Alt + Cmd + R for Internet Recovery Mode. Go to Utilities > Terminal, and in terminal type: diskutil cs list, then find the UUID under ...


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MacBook Pro (Late 2011) = MacBookPro8,1 According to MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) - Technical Specifications this has a 8x slot-loading SuperDrive. You should use your DVD drive to install Windows. According to the Info.plist for the Boot Camp Assistant, your model is one of the "PreUSB Boot Supported Models". The usually means if you create a USB ...


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You may use some third party tools like Paragon-NTFS. It installs a driver on the Mac side that reads the NTFS partition of your Windows side. Some years ago I used the free "FUSE" drivers, but it seems to me, the development has stopped. http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/index.html Another solution would be to use a USB thumb drive, which is ...


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Using boot camp or virtualization software (e.g., Parallels) works fine with the MacBook Pro systems, though it is important to avoid skimping on the hard drive space, which is the case here. These days, one would want 512 GB as a minimum, though preferably 1 TB. Instead of installing Windows on the external hard drive, continue with the existing 64 GB boot ...


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Well I've finally found an answer: just use a Windows 8 install CD ROM with the standard 'install Windows 7 or later option' selected. Do not install Windows 8.1. It seems the problem is with the latter messing around Boot Camp normal procedures rendering audio and some other components unusable. Where my MBP 13″ mid 2012 wouldn't complete my installation ...



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