11 Replies Latest reply: Dec 24, 2012 2:11 PM by jdemelo11
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I am Installing Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 on my late 2012 Mac Mini. I have the S/W on my desktop as an .iso format, and my test to check if Boot Camp would find it worked. Now I will be getting an USB drive (my 4GB wasn't big enough so will use it for the drivers), so before going on this process trying to cover all bases. I'm assuming an 8GB thumb drive should be enough. I'm also assuming the 4GB drive formatted in FAT should be ok since Windows 7 has to read it, does the drive for the disk image have to be MAC Ext'd or FAT?

 

Any help on this is appreciated, I'm pretty new to all this stuff and hate running into problems during this process will be hairy! Any other pointers is greatly appreciated.


Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by mende1 on Dec 22, 2012 10:26 PM Solved
Have you installed the Boot Camp drivers? If not, press X key while your computer is starting to boot into OS X, open Boot Camp and download the drivers onto a DVD or USB to install the drivers on Windows
Reply by VikingOSX on Dec 13, 2012 10:26 AM Helpful
From the Bootcamp manual, p.4: Boot Camp Assistant erases the flash drive, and copies to it the Windows 7 ISO image and software drivers that let Windows work with your Mac hardware. Just plug in the USB stick and let Boot Camp Assistant do the rest.
Reply by BobTheFisherman on Dec 23, 2012 6:33 AM Helpful
Try the Bootcamp forum and the Bootcamp Support Manuals. You issues are discussed and answered frequently in the Bootcamp forum. http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/https://discussions.apple.com/community/windows_software/boot_camp

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