After that, click BOOTCAMP and again remove. Step 4: Click on Apply, then on Partition. After that, launch Boot Camp Assistant and try installing Windows to see if the problem is dealt with. Fix 3: Your Disk Could Not Be Partitioned. If you get a message saying that your disk could not be partitioned, then follow our step-by-step guide to fix. The Installer Disc Could Not Be Found Boot Camp High Sierra. Open Disk Utility, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder. In the Disk Utility sidebar, select the name of your internal disk, container, or volume, such as Macintosh HD. Click Partition in the toolbar. If you see a message about Apple File System space sharing. Run Bootcamp (both boxes checked) - Download latest Windows support software - Install Windows 7; Bootcamp gives me this message: The installer disc could not be found. Insert your Windows installer disc and wait a few seconds for the disc to be recognized. My memory is the Boot Camp Setup Guide says you need a retail disc, or at least it used to. Torrent a retail ISO, let bootcamp assistant do its thing to make an install disc. Mount bootcamp's. Bootcamp - 'the installer disc could not be found' Close. Posted by 5 months ago. Bootcamp - 'the installer disc could not be found' I'm running a late 2011 macbook pro 13 in. Running Catalina with the dosdude tool. I'm trying to download windows 10 - I have the iso, pretty sure its mounted. I plug in a 16gb flash drive, start bootcamp,.
Problem installing Boot Camp on:
early 2008 iMac 20' - Yosemite
late 2009 iMac 21.5' - El Cap
It says 'the installer disc cannot be found'
I cannot find my iMac models in the tabled list but I can see contemporaries and earliers so I am not sure if the issue is the hardware support or error.
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I have tried several discs and nothing gets recognised. I have .isos on my desktop that I cannot choose either.
I have Win10, Win8 and Win7 and none of the discs are recognised.
They all work fine as I've been using them for Windows machines all morning, so the media is not damaged.
When I use Boot Camp Assistant on my MBP (Sierra) I get to select the .iso.
iMac, OS X Yosemite (10.10.5)
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I've been running Windows 7 under Bootcamp on my 2011 MacBookPro. I've run into a situation where Windows7 will no longer install updates. I worked one day with Microsoft for over an hour but they could not find what was causing the problem. FYI, when looking into this problem, the error code that is produced is Error Code 8007010B. I have found nothing substantial online in regards to this code.
I've used Winclone (a Mac application) in the past without issues to restore a Boot Camp Windows partition. Since purchasing Winclone 3.4 I've made several backups, but now that I am actually trying to restore one of those backups I'm getting a message:
'the image you are attempting to restore does not contain the correct information'.
So I am frustrated and have emailed twocanoes.com, the Winclone publisher and waiting for their answer.
Working with Bootcamp
I'm trying to figure out the steps I need to reinstall Windows from scratch in an existing bootcamp partition. Do I need to start from scratch with Bootcamp, or can I reinstall Windows from inside Windows? If I do the latter, how do I prompt Bootcamp to reinstall the Apple drivers?
Other Issues FYI
I'm having trouble locating the Windows 7 instal DVD I originally purchased. I do have the serial number. So I've downloaded a copy of Windows 7 from the MyDigitalLife Windows7 Repository.
I have burned the iso image to a DVD. I've got 2 versions, one is the .iso file burned onto the DVD, the other are the contents of the .iso file burned to DVD. I assume to install Windows, it will want the one with the contents of the Windows installer burned to it? Any other issues I may be unaware of regarding this kind of Windows install?
Is there any advantage of reinstalling Windows from a USB Flash drive as compared to a DVD? Just curious.
Finally, for Activation, because this copy of Windows is going back into the same Bootcamp partition on the same hardware, will I have to reactivate Windows? If so, suggestions appreciated.
I appreciate the help. Can you tell me what are the steps to tell Bootcamp to install drivers into a Windows install? Thanks!
Update: I looked at the Bootcamp Assistant instructions and now I understand your answer. Info here:
'Step 4: Install the Windows support software
After installing Windows, install Mac drivers and other support software for Windows. The
support software installs Boot Camp drivers to support your Mac hardware, including AirPort
devices, the built-in camera, the Apple Remote, the trackpad on a portable Mac, and the function
keys on an Apple keyboard. The software also installs the Boot Camp control panel for Windows
and the Apple Boot Camp system tray item.
You can download the support software by selecting the “Download the latest Windows support
software from Apple” option in Boot Camp Assistant. The support software must be copied to a USB flash drive formatted in MS_DOS FAT. If the installer does not start automatically, doubleclick the setup.exe file in the Bootcamp folder.'
If you or anyone have any other tips, they would be appreciated. As this appears to happen with Windows quite frequently, and I've had to do it multiple times over the years, I'm not looking forward to it.
Added Update info. Message was edited by: Dave Peck
how to reinstall windows 8 on bootcamp macbook pro, without losing anything on OS (Apple) side
Start Bootcamp Assistant then select the option to remove Windows and return your drive to a single partition. Once Windows is removed start Bootcamp Assistant again and select the option to install Windows. Follow the Bootcamp instructions for installing Windows.
This process will not cause lose of OSx data or applications if done correctly. But as allways, create a good backup of your data because things sometimes go wrong or instructions are not followed causing data lose.
My iMac is 4 years old. When i first set it up i created a partition called BOOTCAMP 211 Gb in size. I was unsure how to run Windows products on my iMac but ended up buying and using Parallels successfully until now. But there have been so many updates to Parallels and each at a cost that i am trying to find another way to run windows cheaper and possibly faster.
I was going to install Windows to BOOTCAMP but I'm not sure how to of about it and if it will damage my OS in anyway now that it is not being done as part of setup. I don't have my windows disk but have my Windows 7 Professional Key that i was using with Parallels.
I was proposing to do the following.
1. Download from microsoft the iso image for Windows 7 Professional. How do i install to the BOOTCAMP partition if its a file of type ISO? Doing this won't affect my MAC OS?
2. I was then going to activate using my existing key.
3. It should run as with Parallels and possibly faster, correct?
Really appreciate your help with this.
If you iMac has a built-in Optical drive (or originally had one), you will need to burn the ISO you download to a physical DVD.
Use Bootcamp Assistant to partition (if necessary), or use the existing partition. If there is an issue, the partition can be manually cleaned up, if necessary.
I suggest starting at How to install Windows using Boot Camp - Apple Support .
I am a new switcher for Mac OS. My major work has always been completed in XP OS. but recently I suffered a frequent down for XP OS. What should I do to reinstall a XP with Bootcamp?
1. My macbook was installed with old version of bootcamp, should I remove this older one and reinstall a new one?
2. How to remove bootcamp from a Mac OS?
Better provide me a detailed guide to secure this reinstallment.THANKS EVERYONE.
If you launch Boot Camp Assistant, you will see that one of the choices on the first screen is to 'Restore the startup disk to a single volume'. Click on that and follow the directions. That will remove Boot Camp and Windows XP from your Mac.
You can then launch Boot Camp Assistant again to reinstall Windows.
If what you are saying is that you want to only update Bootcamp to the latest version (1.1.1) you do not need to remove your Windows partition and start over.
If you only want to update, go to this page and follow the instructions marked 'Updating to Boot Camp 1.1.1 beta'.
How to reinstall windows 7 in my bootcamp partition ? it dose not recongize my windows 7 CD...
Best to restore the hard disk to its original out-of-the-box contents using Toshiba recovery media. All the drivers and utilities are properly preinstalled. Windows is preactivated.
If you failed to burn recovery discs, you can obtain them from Toshiba. Scroll down to Get Recovery Media here.
For instructions, see the section Restoring from recovery DVDs/media, which begins on p. 70 of the User's Guide.
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I just got a new iMac (late 2013) 27' with Fusion drive, running Mavericks. I successfully installed Windows 7 via Bootcamp Assistant and everything is running fine. (I haven't activated it yet because I'll be setting up Parallels in the next few days.) This morning I realized I installed Windows 7 Home Basic rather than Premium. Do I need to uninstall Windows, destroy the Bootcamp partition and start over or is there some way I can do an upgrade in place?
Hi, I just found this post and have a similar situation. A couple months ago I got a new MBP 13' and installed Windows 7 Home Premium using Boot Camp and an ISO image downloaded from a site I was referred to by Microsoft support. I have an actual installation disc for Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit but for some reason the install disc wouldn't load during the installation process trying to use my third party (OWC/Pioneer) external BD drive. When I installed the ISO version I entered the product key of my bought version of Windows 7 as instructed by Microsoft. Now I'm getting messages that my copy of Windows 7 is not genuine and it won't accept my product key during the activation process. I borrowed an Apple USB Super Drive and wanted to try and reinstall Windows 7 again over the existing install using my installation disc. I will try your suggestion of just doing it in the Windows partition so I don't have to go through the entire Boot Camp setup process again.
My question is how do I know if Boot Camp needs updating after I reinstall Windows? Will it prompt me or is there a way to check? I still have the USB flash drive with the support software I downloaded during the original installation. Thank you for your assistance and any other guidance you have for this process.
I changed the partitions on my Yoga 13. Now it is not possible to refresh, reinstall or perform an advance start-up, as it looks like there is no recovery image anymore. The systems is currently very messy and needs a reinstall.
Can someone tell me how to reinstall Windows 8 on the Yoga 13 when the recovery image is lost or damaged?
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In the event that the Recovery partition is not working the only option is to use the Recovery CD that you can create when you first got the computer.
but if you were not able to create a Recovery CD and the Onekey Recovery is not working.
You can get the Recovery CD from the Software Department (Fees may apply to the discs)
you can contact the Hardware Team again and ask to be transferred to Software team for purchasing RCD
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How to install windows 7 in bootcamp from flash drive os x 10.9.1
It DOESN'T WORK!!
I tried tonnes of method already, and the apple guide method absolutely doesn't work for MacBook Air, 10.9.1
Did you even tried it yourself????!! with Maverick 10.9.1 you will NOT be able to get pass the bootcamp first page:'install window 7'. It will give an error msg saying 'The installer disc could not be found'
My usb confirmed bootable! I created it with bootcamp, and tested it on a different macbook and it works. But doesn't work on MacBook Air. (Even startup disk doesn't detect it as bootable in Air)
anyone else has a real solution to this problem?
Thousands have successfully tried it themselves and installed Windows on a Macbook Air. Perhaps if you provided some details about what you did and what errors you observed we could help you. The Boot Camp instaructions, if followed, will produce a successful install.
Hi, I have a laptop with Windows 8 in the factory image.I installed Windows 10 but had some issue with 3rd party softwares. It's a general question, not related to a laptop model. How to reinstall Windows 10 ? Do I need to put back the factory image ? It's seems the Windows 10 upgrade works only with Windows 8.1 With the factory image, the steps will be: -Restore the factory image
-Install all windows update in Windows 8.0 to get the Windows 8.1 update
-Install Windows 8.1
-Install all windows 8.1 update to get Windows 10-Install Windows 10
It's seems to be a very long process.
What's the recommended way to reinstall Windows 10 ?
I don't want to do a clean. I don't want to install every driver. Is it possible to upgrade the Windows 8 factory image (not 8.1) directly to Windows 10, keeping all drivers ? There is 144 important update in Windows 8, only to have access to Windows 8.1 installation page in Windows store. I don't want to take one week to install Windows 10
I am trying to reinstall Window 8.1 on Bootcamp after Disk Utility reported that the hard drive it was originally located on was failing and needed to be replaced. I did so. Now when Windows 8.1 installer launches, it thinks I'm doing an upgrade and insists that I 'reboot Windows Normally' and then launch the Installer, which is impossible because it's freshly formatted, NEW hard drive.
Here are the steps that I followed:
1) Disk Utility reports that Boot Camp drive is failing and replace it.
2) Remove failing hard disk, replace with new one.
3) Launch Bootcamp Assistant.
4) Download support drives to USB stick.
5) Begin install process using same Windows disk (64-bit FULL VERSION) used previously.
6) Windows Installer asks for Product Key.
7) I enter product key.
8) WIndows asks to agree to license terms.
9) Setup presents ONLY two choices:
10) I choose Upgrade.
11) Windows Setup reports that Upgrade can only take place from Windows environment, to eject Windows Install disk, and to reboot into Windows 'normally.' Cannot eject Windows install disk. Click Close box.
12) Windows Installer relaunches.
13) Install process starts over again.
1) This is a fully licensed copy of Windows 8.1
2) I am using it on the same Mac as the original installation. Only change is the hard drive.
3) This is not an authentication issue. Windows accepts the Product Key.
4) Parallels is not involved in any way.
I have talked to several Windows support teams. None were helpful and ultimately said this was a Bootcamp/Apple problem
Apple Support was much more helpful but said they'd never encountered this problem before and were flummoxed.
I have reformatted the Bootcamp hard disk several times. At one point I thought the issue might be that the Mac still thinks the original Windows installation exists because I kept the same name for the new hard disk. Renaming and reformatting did not change the behavior.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
I wound up solving, or at least working around my problem. Selecting 'Custom Install', instead of Upgrade, took me to a dialog box where Installer could format the Bootcamp drive from scratch. Installation then proceeded as expected. Unfortunately this cost me my partition, but that was better than being stuck in this Upgrade Catch-22. Note that formatting and partitioning this drive within the Boot Camp assistant did not solve my problem.
Hello Apple (Mac) Community,
I originally posted this question over on answers.microsoft, but no help was forthcoming. Hope someone can help me with a problem that's (almost) making me nuts! I teach graphics to college students. In brief: I run Windows 7 Pro 64 on a Mac Pro tower, along with Snow Leopard (OSX). Windows is loaded on one partition of a 1TB drive. The other partition is a Mac backup. The Mac OS is on a different drive. Everything was going swimmingly with both OS, until recently. Unfortunately, the drive with Windows showed problems and I determined that the HD was either toast or needed a total reformat. My Mac data was all backed-up. Now I wanted to backup Windows so I can easily get back to the relatively happy point of my Windows 7 experience (drivers loaded, dual monitors all working, etc.). I did some online searching and the recommendation was to create a 'system image' of the existing Windows 7 install by attaching an external drive, formatting that to NTFS and selecting 'backup to image' in Windows. I did that and also took the opportunity to 'create a backup disc' on a DVD. (Windows recommended). Next I rebooted back to Mac OS and completely reformatted the problem 1TB disc to a single partition, zero all data, just to see if it would actually reformat. It all worked! So far, so good. Next I used Bootcamp to create two partitions, one for Windows. I then restarted using the Win7 Pro (64) install disc, reformatted the Bootcamp disk to NTFS (as required) and installed Windows 7. After all that is completed and all working, I next try to use the restore from image function while booted in Windows. I'm instructed to restart from the Win install disc, which I do. Here's where things get difficult. When I try to choose restore from image, at that point the installer asks which drives to I want to exclude... but does not show partitions, only full HDs. I do not want to reformat the entire 1TB drive. I only want Windows on the 120gb Bootcamp partition (which is already formatted for Windows BTW). I spent a lot of time online reading through articles with users having the same frustration.
So here (at long last) is my question: How can I either restore Windows just to a Bootcamp partition... using 'Windows System Image' or if that can't be done... can I somehow import all of the settings, etc. from the 'image' (image is on external HD) into a fresh Win 7 install? So far the 'backup disc' also seems useless. I can't even boot to Windows from it. BTW Apple folks: the only response on the MS side was that some 'expert' simply posted links on how to install Windows and restore... not helpful with my particular problem of restoring to a partition.
Any help would be appreciated! Hopefully some help that even a Mac user / new Windows user could understand would be better! Thanks!
WinClone 3 is OS X and saves Windows image it makes for restore - that should work but you will have to try and you would need to make a new image unless it also works with a native Windows system restore image. It is now supported and has come a long way.
Paragon Clone OS works and does disk-to-disk clone just like CCC you end up with two bootable drives. But does not work with your setup. It would let you clone and move your Windows install to an SSD or another disk drive though and be bootable.
During its clone process it checks for errors which is very helpful and lets you know - something CCC and others should adopt more of.
I wish for our/my sake you had re-read and rewritten the long 'story' and broken it into a brief list of facts we needed.
Backup (though external is much safer) and you want bootable OS X clones as well as TimeMachine
There are a number of things to do like chkdsk and others as well as Windows DVD to do automatic system repairs and find out why.
AppleHFS - the abilty to mount and read HFS volumes can be notorious.
I would rearrange and redo your storage setup and how you use the 4-5 internal hard drive bays.
This question has been asked before, but the answer is as follows:
On this forum you can use Advanced search option to find some solutions if someone wrote about it before.
Anyway check this please
I checked this and it gives an answer how to create a partition but not how to reinstall xp in the c drive from the recovery disk.
There is the choice to go to expert, but once there I have no idea what to do. Lots of potential settings, but nothing to say how to reinstall xp without wiping out all the other drives.
Thanks for any help
Like I said in my explanation If you want to install OS on a partition please use Expert mode. In this case the software can be installed onto an existing partition. You can also make one by yourself.
If you want to install the OS on existing partition make it on this way:
1) put Recovery CD or DVD in DVD drive
2) pres power button and after that press and hold down C button
3) after short time there is an menu and choose Expert mode pressing number 2
4) Approve OK pressing ENTER button
5) Choose LOCAL > PARTITION > FROM IMAGE
6) Look in: must be selected to CD-ROM drive and In the middle window choose GHO file and press ENTER
7) The information about drive will be shown > press ENTER again
8) The local destination drive will be shown > press ENTER again
9) The next window show both partition if you have two of them. On this place you must chose the destination partition (the first one is under Part 1)
10) The OS will be installed on marked partition (you can change it using UP and DOWN buttons)
11) If the partition is selected press ENTER button
12) The small Information window appear with follow content: Proceed with partition load? Destination partition will be permanently overwritten.
13) Confirm with OK
I hope that your installation will be successful.
If you have more questions please write again and I hope that we will find an solution.
anyone done this?
To add D/E drive for another OS in existing Bootcamp Windows space if you have sufficient GBs,
a) Press Start button on Windows Desktop and key 'computer management' into search box, or
b) Right-click you Desktop 'computer' icon selecting Manage. If you don't have Desktop computer icon, it can be added via Desktop right-click->Personalize->Change Desktop Icons.
In resulting Computer Management menu (see my Pic which gets bigger if you click on it) right-click on the C: space provides dropdown allowing you to Shrink the C: space by perhaps 60 GB, probably not less than 40 which will result in addition of D/E partition. Windows will format it Ntfs at this point.
Be sure that you have copy of product key provided you. So now when you have your Windows 8 ISO Dvd/Flash? created, assuming install to D/E you select ISO via Mac's boot option menu. When install is done, you run Bootcamp updates as you did for existing Windows version. In my case, I only did first and last (Boot camp 3.1 and Bootcamp 4.0).
Note: you can change the default Windows OS boot and menu time in (key to start menu question) 'Advanced System Settings'->Startup and Recovery Settings Tab. So you can got into W 7 or W 8 as you wish.
After Bcamp updates there will be Windows updates and you should be safe with Windows Defender for security, which has been beefed up. You can get Windows Live including Mail, as you wish. Your Pics, Vids, Music, contacts, Faves can be accessd from the C: drive.
To remove the 8 space, when you no longer want it, right click allows 'Delete Volume'. When done, you can then 'Extend Volume' in Windows 7 area to get it back to what it was.
How can i install windows xp on bootcamp on new Mac mini?
I know that i should get an external usb optical drive, but buying such hardware for one use is a waste of money. Is there any other method?
I currently own a MacBook white, and really like the configuration. I it possible to copy the image of bootcamp to new mac mini? If so, what will happen to hardware and drivers?
Let me get this right:
1- copy the exact image of the winxp installation dc to USB
2- start bootcamp assistant, go through everything, till rebooting
3- boot from USB (hold ALT and select the USB volume)
4- go through winxp setup and done!
Am I missing anything?
I think that USB would be readable only on Mac os or winxp, but will the winxp installer read from USB?
Correct me if wrong.
Having read further websites, I am now a bit more dubious you can do this, at least with an XP installer.
However if you have a USB memory stick and an existing Windows computer (even a Boot Camp one) or can borrow one you could try using the free WinToFlash utility to make a supposedly bootable USB memory stick of the installer. See http://wintoflash.com/overview/en/
The problem is XP predates EFI firmare and XP only really knows BIOS firmware. As such (supposedly) XP would have problems booting from a USB device fully - it might lose connection part way through. Windows Vista and 7 do support EFI firmware.
The other approach I mentioned of temporarily moving the hard disk from the Mini to the MacBook so you can use the MacBook internal CD/DVD drive would work - be careful of the cables. Fortunately a new Mac mini and an old MacBook are two of the easier models to get at the hard disk. See http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook-Core-2-Duo-Hard-Drive-Replacement/514/1 (they also list other MacBook models) and http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-Mac-Mini-Mid-2011-Hard-Drive-Replacement/ 6422/1
Regardless of which method you try, the first step would be on the Mac mini to run Boot Camp Assistant and to create the partition for Windows. Then via either method try booting from a Windows XP installer.
As I have taken Macs apart many times, I personally might go the swapping the hard disk over route.
I have Windows 7 on a Bootcamp Partition on my MacBook Pro. I want to start using Mac OS Mountain Lion full time now and erase the Bootcamp Partition.
I was going to use the Migration Assistant to move my Windows files (such as bookmarks, email, my enormous iTunes Library etc) over to the Mac partition but the problem is that Migration Assistant must be running on the Windows partition at the same time. Difficult to do when they're both on the same hard drive/computer.
I know i could just copy all the files i need onto an external drive but I'm afraid i'll miss something. Plus its alot of work. I'm thinking there must be an easier, mostly pain free way of making the move to MacOS permanently. I can't think of what it would be though. Any suggestions?
Yes, you can simply install the existing drives in the new computer's drive bays. Order is not relevant.
I don't see any reason why Windows will not boot on the new computer from the existing drive. If Windows considers that the hardware has changed all that's required is re-activation. As far as hardware interfaces all you need do is to install the Windows drivers from the installation DVD that comes with the new computer.
Snow Leopard will have to be installed on your existing hard drive, and it must be either a later build or later version than what is shipped with the new computer. Otherwise you will have to reinstall Snow on your existing drive using the installer DVD that comes with the new computer. SL by default does an Archive and Install so your drive is not erased when you reinstall OS X.
If you actually have software that ties its registration to some unique hardware ID, then all you need do is re-enter the serial number. Apple's software does not usually connect the serial number to the hardware, so I doubt you will have any problem with it.
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