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Bootcamp not installed

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rpduval Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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Nov 23, 2011 5:18 AM

OK, help. I installed Snow Leopard when it first came out and there is no Bootcamp on my iMac. I looked in the install disk and there is no option to install Bootcamp. I upgraded to Lion and still no Bootcamp. Where am I going wrong? What do I do to fix it?

24, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • dalstott Level 4 Level 4 (2,455 points)
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    Nov 23, 2011 10:02 AM (in response to rpduval)

    Everything you need to know is in this manual. Download it, print it, and follow the instructions explicitly. The Boot Camp Assistant is on your Mac in the Utilities folder

     

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/boot_camp_install-setup_10.7.pdf

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Nov 23, 2011 1:19 PM (in response to rpduval)

    rpduval wrote:

     

    Bootcamp assistant isn't working, it won't d/l whatever it's supposed to d/l and it won't partition the drive.

    Be more detailed, what exactly did you do, what are the error messages that resulted.

  • holtynq Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Nov 23, 2011 6:08 PM (in response to rpduval)

    I too am in the same boat as the original poster, however I have 3 partitions on my imac all approx 300GB, one of which is empty awaiting my efforts to install bootcamp and then Windows 7. I have opened Boot Camp assistant and downloaded the Windows support software to a flash drive, however I cant seem to get any further without someones assistance that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

     

    John

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Nov 23, 2011 6:56 PM (in response to rpduval)

    rpduval wrote:

     

    There are already a few threads about the download issue. Basically it says that there is nothing to download and I have to click OK. When I try to partition it says I need to move something and that my drive isn't journaled or some such (I'm not at home right now, can't check exact wording sorry).

     

    For the second issue you need to clone your drive to an external and then put the clone back, you can also try booting from your OSX disk, running and running Repair Disk from Disk Utility.

     

    The first problem requires patience, it works eventually.

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