Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 5:55 AM (in response to tricialynn1621)
Format your BootCamp partition as NTFS using the Windows installer
You really should read the BCA documentation, one consequence of 'getting this wrong' is a blank computer.
And you do have a current backup I assume.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to Csound1)
I am sorry, I am really computer illetriate, and more specifically a Mac virgin, I bought this used laptop and was told just to put in the disc and follow the prompts, but it hasn't been so easy, I appreciate help from people like you who can just whiz through this stuff, thanks for your info, I didn't mean to make you search.
When you say format it using the windows installer can you explain that like you would explain it to an 8 year old, that's about how old I feel when I try to do computer stuff, in fact if I can't figure this out, pretty soon I am going to call my 8 year old nephew and have him do it, it would probably only take him 5 minutes.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 10:03 AM (in response to tricialynn1621)
For Snow Leopard (10..6)
For Lion (10.7)
Installation GuideInstructions for all features and settings.
Boot Camp 4.0 FAQGet answers to commonly asked Boot Camp questions.
Windows 7 FAQAnswers to commonly asked Windows 7 questions.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 10:02 AM (in response to tricialynn1621)
Also, if I have to restart my MacBook if it is in a screen with no options what is the keyboard command for that?
Tell me exactly what screen this is that has no options?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 10:06 AM (in response to Csound1)
I don't have any info of my own on there yet, I guess I don't know what a backup is for, I thought it was just to save any of you files in case they get deleted. Do I need to backup even if it is just stuff that is original to the MacBook that I have install disks for?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 10:08 AM (in response to tricialynn1621)
You can of course have it be 100% Windows.
When you create a partition, Apple only creates a FAT32 and the guide tells you to look for the "BOOTCAMP" (that is its name, over used) then click Advanced - Options and format as NTFS. Then continue iwth the install.
If you install or reinstall with all the discs - installers have a tendency to throw files all over a partition. And what you need is contiguous consolidated unfragmented free space out of which to create and set aside 50GB or so for Windows 7.
And I would not use 32-bit versions. Unless it only has 2GB and can't go higher.
You can buy Windows System Builder Home Premium 64-bit $99
Windows 8 Customer Preview is a free ISO also (burning ISO has to be done at slowest reduced burn speed in order to work - a bug with Apple Disk Utility.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 10:09 AM (in response to tricialynn1621)
That means your Mac does not have the proper ROMs and the firmware is an Apple 32-bit EFI. It can be circumvented but one of the bugs using Windows on Macs that came out before Apple made 64-bit firmware, and for all Macs, not just a few.