12 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2013 12:21 PM by Kappy
pjStylz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Can I install Bootcamp by myself?  I'm NOT that computer savy but I'm not completely dumb either.... How hard is it?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: Can I do it?
    BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,970 points)

    Read the Bootycamp Installation and Help Manuals. http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/

  • 2. Re: Can I do it?
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,805 points)

    Open Boot Camp Assistant in the Utilities folder. Click on the Print Documentation button. Read it carefully. That should be all you need to learn what to do. I suggest you actually print it out so that you can have it handy when you proceed with the setup and installation of Windows. Note that Boot Camp supports Windows 7.

  • 3. Re: Can I do it?
    pjStylz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have Windows 2000... can I install it and upgrade?

  • 4. Re: Can I do it?
    BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,970 points)

    Did you read the documentation as suggested twice above? The documentation says what versions of Windows are supported.

     

    With respect to your original question, if you don't read and follow the documentation you will have problems.

  • 5. Re: Can I do it?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,450 points)

    BobTheFisherman wrote:

     

    Read the Bootycamp Installation and Help Manuals.

    I can't find the Bootycamp on my Mac, I think I might like it though

  • 6. Re: Can I do it?
    pjStylz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Alrighty.... This was something that I was told would work and I thought this was the forum to ask those questions.  My mistake....

  • 7. Re: Can I do it?
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,805 points)

    No. Only Windows 7 as I stated.

  • 8. Re: Can I do it?
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,805 points)

    Check your Booty calls.

  • 9. Re: Can I do it?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,450 points)

    You can't install W2000 with Boot Camp, get Windows 7.

     

    Winging it with Boot Camp is a bad idea, at least make a backup before you break something.

     

    And read the manual, you won't regret it.

  • 10. Re: Can I do it?
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,450 points)

    Kappy wrote:

     

    Check your Booty calls.

    Sadly that phone doesn't ring much anymore

  • 11. Re: Can I do it?
    BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,970 points)

    pjStylz wrote:

     

    Alrighty.... This was something that I was told would work and I thought this was the forum to ask those questions.  My mistake....

    You have been offered the best advice available. Read the manuals. Look around this forum, many if not most of the questions are due to people not reading the manuals.

     

    You asked if you could do it. I think the consensus is that you can but you musty read the manuals.

     

    Asking off-the-cuff qustions such as your follow up will just interfere with your understanding of the process and eventual success.

     

    Read the manuals and when done if you still have specific questions we all will be happy to help you.

  • 12. Re: Can I do it?
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,805 points)

    Exactly how were your questions not answered?