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Cannot Update Windows 8 Pro In My Triple Boot MBP

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EDLIU Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 5, 2013 2:07 AM

HI,

 

I have installed "Mac OS X,10.8.2, Windows 8 Pro, and Ubuntu 12.10" on my 17" mid-2010 MacBook Pro to make it "Triple Boot".

 

 

After installing all three OSes, I tried to update my Windows 8 Pro.

 

 

I ran the Windows Updater. The download was good, but after trying to install the patches, it failed at "rebooting and configuring".

 

An error message, "Failure Configuring Windows Updates" showed. And the system "Reverted changes".

 

I ran the Windows Updater again, and it's still the same. System failed to install the patches.

 

 

Could it be the Windows 8 Pro system settings wrong? Or the Boot Camp(v.4.0) caused the problem? Or the "partition table" problems?

 

 

Any suggestion is appreciated.

 

 

Ed.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (57,680 points)
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    Mar 6, 2013 9:06 AM (in response to EDLIU)

    Post on a Windows forum as your question is Windows related...nothing to do with Apple/

  • qitupx Calculating status...
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    Mar 30, 2013 12:10 PM (in response to EDLIU)

    Mine does the same thing too! Not triple botot though. just normal bootcamp with Windows 8 Pro. I'm using the latest update though, 10.8.3 and bootcamp 5 on a 17" Late 2011 Macbook Pro

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,570 points)
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    May 22, 2013 8:07 AM (in response to EDLIU)

    If you are using Bootcamp then you can not have three partitions. Please describe how you installed three OS.

  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (57,680 points)
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    May 23, 2013 12:36 AM (in response to EDLIU)

    EDLIU wrote:

     

    Hi, BobTheFisherman,

     

    Why Boot Camp 5.0.5033 doesn't support 3 partitions? I have no problem installing and running the 3 OSes(Mac OS X 10.8.3, WInows 8 Pro 64-bit, & Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit). Only "cannot update the Windows 8 Pro".

     

    Ed

     

    Regardless of what Boot Camp supports, your issue is with Windows...not an Apple product.  So post on Windows forum... http://windowsforums.org/

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    May 23, 2013 2:40 AM (in response to EDLIU)

    How many threads do you have going now, I spent a lot of time with in one and you fed me incomplete information. I answered you there, others answered you in your 2nd thread, now there is a 3rd.?

     

    Wrong forum, try Microsoft.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    May 23, 2013 4:08 PM (in response to EDLIU)

    One more time.

     

    Boot Camp does not Support Triple Boot Installations.

     

    That's about as clearly as I can put it.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    May 30, 2013 4:39 AM (in response to EDLIU)

    What is your point?

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,545 points)
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    Sep 10, 2013 11:57 AM (in response to Csound1)

    There is/was a Wikipedia even on the subject of triple booting. Lion and ML have added Recovery Mode and people have managed to either move it down lower or remove it and place it and a clone on another drive that can be bootable.

     

    People have wanted and found ways to create a data partition as well.

     

    requires planning ahead and not making changes afterward for best chance of success.

     

    It is to me a Mac/Apple Boot Camp issue as Macs are the ones enabling the MBR on GPT solely for this purpose.

     

    I prefer for myself to have multiple disk drives and not put them all on one, but that means laptops or iMac with only one drive then you want a way.

     

    This is one set of ways and instructions I copied:

     

    Successful setup of OS X Lion + Data Partition + Bootcamp Win7 Ult
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3293948
    So after many, many hours I think I've finally figured out how to successfully setup Mac OS X Lion on one partition, a seperate data partition, and Windows 7 Ultimate on a Bootcamp partition . Here is a screenshot of my setup on my 13" MacBook Pro:
    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bk-rxKMuO5s/Tloi1AyFemI/AAAAAAAAFAA/IJdrs7HAv3s/s800/disk_util_screenshot.png

    As you can see, I have my internal 500GB hard drive partitioned the following way:
    • 120GB OS X Lion (system and apps)
    • 316GB workspace partition (user files, projects)
    • 64GB Bootcamp Windows 7 Ultimate


    To make this work, I started with the standard procedure of installing OS X Lion on a single Mac OS Ext (journ) partition and using Bootcamp Assistant to build the Bootcamp partition for Windows. Then I did 2 key things:
    1. Before installing Windows on the Bootcamp partition, I first went back to Disk Utility, shrunk the OS X Lion partition, and inserted a 3rd partition Workspace_HD for all my user files. Then I restarted and installed Windows 7.
    2. After Win 7 Ultimate, the Bootcamp drivers and Office 2010 are installed and activated, I DID NOT make any changes to any partitions. I can put whatever I want on any partition, but I CAN NOT shrink, resize, delete, create, or modify any partition. Any change to the partition tables after Windows is installed will BREAK the Bootcamp partition. I went thru 3 broken installs of Bootcamp/Win7 to figure this out.
    Again, the key is creating your extra partitions AFTER you make the Bootcamp partition but BEFORE you install Windows. And once Windows is installed you CAN NOT make any modifications to any partition.

    Here is a quick step by step of what I did:
    • Install OS X Lion on a single partition hard drive.
    • Run Bootcamp Assistant.
    • Download drivers for Mac and burn to CD.
    • Make 60GB Bootcamp partition for Windows.
    • When prompted for install disc, STOP installation and quit Bootcamp.
    • Launch Disk Utility. Look at the 2 partitions.
    • Shrink Mac OS X partition to 100GB.
    • Click on + to create a 3rd partition in free space.
    • Split that partition into however many other partitions you want.
    • Quit Disk Utility.
    • Insert Windows 7 installer DVD and restart Mac.
    • After the startup chime, hold down OPTION key.
    • Wait a while until the Windows 7 DVD appears and select it.
    • Mac should start up from DVD. Start installing Windows 7.
    • Continue until finished. DO NOT connect to internet.
    • Load Bootcamp drivers CD that you burned and install.
    • When finished, restart and log into Windows 7.
    • Continue installing your applications. Do activations.
    • When finished, restart, holding down the OPTION key.
    • You are done. You should now see your OS X Lion and Win 7 partitions.


    Next weekend, I am going to rebuild my system again for a 5th time to fully document the process with screenshots, but this time with 5 partitions: OS X Lion startup, Workspace, custom 20GB OS X Lion recovery partition, 30GB FAT32 shared Mac/Win data partition, and a Bootcamp partition with Windows 7 Ultimate.followed all the steps from ernopena_nyc but with 2 more steps

    • Install OS X Lion on a single partition hard drive.
    • Delete Recovery Disc from Lion OSX over the terminal, Boot DVD or whatever u wanna use (Partition is around 600 Mb)
    • Run Bootcamp Assistant.
    • Made a 100GB Bootcamp partition for Windows.
    • When prompted for install disc, STOP installation and quit Bootcamp.
    • Launch Disk Utility. Look at the 2 partitions.
    • Shrink Mac OS X partition to 100GB.
    • Click on + to create a 3rd partition in free space.
    • Quit Disk Utility.
    • Insert Windows 7 installer DVD and restart Mac.
    • After the startup chime, hold down OPTION key.
    • Wait a while until the Windows 7 DVD appears and select it.
    • Mac should start up from DVD. Start installing Windows 7.
    • Format the Bootcamp Partition with NTFS Fileformat (when prompted where to install Windows 7, otherwise u can't select the Drive).
    • Continue until finished.
    • Load Bootcamp drivers with Mac OSX Snow Leopard DVD (Bootcamp is not on the burned Lion DVD) or download them and burn them to DVD.
    • When finished, restart and log into Windows 7.
    • Continue installing your applications. Do activations.
    • When finished, restart, holding down the OPTION key.
    • You are done. You should now see your OS X Lion and Win 7 partitions.
    Now it should work. I dont know if you can divide the 3rd partition that u make in as many part as you want, but for me it's working now with this structure: 100 Gb Main OS X Lion Partition600 Gb OS X Documents Drive100 Gb Bootcamp Partition (Windows 7) (for Games a.s.o.)Thx for your help ernopena_nyc and MarkN123
    • MarkN123Re: Successful setup of OS X Lion + Data Partition + Bootcamp Win7 UltAug 29, 2011 3:41 AM (in response to ernopena_nyc)Yes, I have got the same problem that Windows 7 destroyed the OS X partitions. After installing on 4 Macs I found the clue why Windows destroyed the OS X partitions: You cannot have a disk with more than 4 partitions in Windows 7 because it is booted via the MBR partition table. And I had five partitions: 200 MB EFI Partition600 MB Recovery Partition120 GB OS X Partition120 GB Windows 7 Partition250 GB Data Partition I have solved this by deleting the 600 MB Recovery just before I started installing Windows 7. The 600 MB Recovery partition is not needed.
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), ATI 5770 16GB Samsung SSD Sonnet 6G

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