HT4407: MacBook Air (Late 2010): Installing Windows 7 driversLearn about MacBook Air (Late 2010): Installing Windows 7 drivers
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 7:13 PM (in response to tim.braithwaite)
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What format is the external drive?
Windows or Mac OS Extended (journaled) (GUID)?
Windows would expect to see NTFS format or FAT-32.
Message was edited by: kostby
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to kostby)
The external drive must be formatted as Fat32, OSX can't write to NTFS.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 7:41 PM (in response to Csound1)
I'm confused, Csound1.
You're saying that even when running on Windows 7 under Boot Camp, the external drive must be formatted Fat32?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 5:27 AM (in response to kostby)
The drive that you copy the windows support software to must be Fat32. You can't run Windows on an external drive.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 5:44 AM (in response to kostby)
HFS under Windows? Nope, not without a driver for Windows, and Apple's , after you get it installed (catch-22) only mounts the user home directory maybe.
You could make it NTFS, but that adds 3rd party driver to Mac OS and sometimes side effects (Paragon works well, some don't).
Really, is it that hard to follow and listen, is all. I thought the manual/guide/pdf instructions included "use FAT" and USB flash card is ideal vehicle - all so you can access and install Apple drivers while in Windows.