Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2013 8:34 PM (in response to raamar)
Ugh- having the dreaded "Expanding Windows Files" getting stuck at 68% EVERY TIME.
This is my 3rd Macbook Air, and I've had no trouble installing Win 7 Pro in the past on the other two.
I've tried every method I can think of... booting from USB, Superdrive + USB, Superdrive only.. it all results in "Expanding Windows Files" EVERY TIME. I've followed the direction to a tee, installing every OSX / Bootcamp update.
Also, I do have trackpad / keyboard support during installation, so it doesn't seem to be an obvious driver issue.
If anyone has slipped in to a resolution for this "Expanding Windows Files" freezing issue, please speak up. I've been working on this for 8 hours now.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2013 10:41 PM (in response to cscordo)
Well.. I guess I was just impatient.
After letting it sit for about 1.5 hours at 68%, it seemed to have overcome whatever inner demons were preventing it from moving forward, and its now moved forward to "Completing Installation"...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2014 2:38 PM (in response to Codeus)
Thanks khsaechao!!!! Your solution worked for me! Yay!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2014 12:42 AM (in response to khsaechao)
Had the same problem, tried everything, but only khsaechao solution worked.
"- Put a copy of windows 64 bit iso on desktop
- Ran bootcamp wizard and selected create boot disk and download latest software (not sure exact wording but you get the idea)
- Ran bootcamp wizard again and only selected downloaded latest software
- Ran bootcamp wizard again and choose install windows"
I have also read that newer Mac Air's need to have the USB boot disk on the left hand side (some change in the USB ports). I ended up having to unparition the drive and then rerun boot camp and install windows as it still wouldn't work if I held option down and selected the windows boot USB disk.
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