After days of time wasted on solutions that didn't work I also didn't try that hard. You can choose how much hard drive space you want to dedicate to Windows but if you are intending on installing lots of games or Windows programs, the bigger the better. Have a look at this article too for a slighly more verbose instruction on making a drive bootable:. I disabled it in device manager. Then I used Virtual Box to fully install Windows on physical partition and that did not show up in the boot menu either. Why would you tell me to do something If it isn't what my question asks.
This will trick Windows installation and giving all the files you need. Please note that in the interests of transparency, MacHow2 may sometimes receive compensation from link clicks or vendors. Solution 2: Created a bootable usb drive with bootcamp assistant successfully with bootcamp. Then continue with the guide from there. RealNoNamer wrote: did you not read the post I want to use boot camp, but I don't have a big enough usb I don't use. If you want to use a virtual machine i. But no System yet found.
Yes I close, ejected or un-mounted any image that was open or had been previously used then i restarted the Mac. It was downloading the drivers on its own! I then restarted my computer and the partition had disappeared and my drive had been reset to a single Mac partition. Since there is a fair amount fear, loathing and uncertainty involved here as well as some voodoo, I suspect I thought I'd take the opportunity to rewrite the guide to include a little more information and reduce forks in the road. Install windows in virtual machine with a little trick. Install Windows to the partition created in step 4. Then move on to see if your media works somewhere else. Not the answer you're looking for? I had read that the second graphics unit for the mac as issues in Windows 8.
Click Next until these are complete and your Mac will reboot. This time all installed properly. I hope this helps other people that are stuck! I re-installed the optical drive in its original position and installed the second drive the one I wish to boot Windows into the main hard drive position. Let Boot Camp Assistant download latest support software Set up Virtual Box guest Now eject your Boot Camp partition so that it can be remounted elewhere. I believe the Intel drivers. This seemed to prevent the issue, but then the Windows update caused the same problem. You'll know when it's time as Windows will warn you that it's about to reboot.
Installing Windows Install Windows to the Virtual Box guest as usual. From what I read this needs to be done twice. Maybe I can make a small partition, burn the windows installer to it and boot from that? If you have other questions, I suggest you start at. Buy a new one, upgrade or update. Much easier in my opinion, and only took a half hour. As a side note: there was some discussion about whether or not you need Winclone, as it is a paid app.
You will need it after Windows is installed. But no System yet found. This has been a terribly lengthy issue and it is not as simple as it is claimed to be since i started with the Original Windows Disc Purchased from Microsoft and I have the Optical disc drive which it should be simpler from what I understand. B0F Version BootCamp : 5. And it might be other ways to get WinClone software. See if it boots there. After it finished and I verified it could boot into Windows, I installed the Bootcamp drivers.
Or at least, make sure your most important files and folder are backed up or saved somewhere else. Now you should have a partition that is visible to the Mac Boot menu, but not a working Windows installation. I can only suggest going through the steps again carefully and making sure everything worked the way it should. MacHow2 is devoted to helping you get the most of of your Mac. Mount a virtual HardDrive containing windows installation. I have since fixed it.
On balance, they never had the anti-piracy systems in place that Microsoft did you could just plug two hard drives together and copy your entire mac system over and have a bootable copy--once Windows notices new hardware you're in trouble! The second problem I found was that the partition formatting created by Bootcamp was unusable for Windows installation. As soon as I get to the screen in which to select the partition, windows refuses to install, with some error code. On a footnote: This article was a big help to me: Hey Don, This seems like a great find, but it is not working for me. You can select either Windows 10 Home or Pro but Home is the cheaper of the two and sufficient for the needs of most users although you can see how they. I thought I was gunna have to go buy a whole new pc for windows cuz my superdrive isnt working and ofc the whole usb thing but all in all this was really sweet. Step 5 Install windows Start your Mac and immediately press and hold the alt option key until you can select the other drive to boot windows. I installed a few updated an rebooted a few times.