4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2013 4:16 PM by Scotch_Brawth
Pete77777 Level 1 (0 points)

Ive installed windows 7, i now need the drivers and updates from support software, i need to buy a external harddrive but i live in the sticks, the closest place is http://www.maplin.co.uk can someone advise me a EXTERNAL HDD to purchase as im a bit of a novice.


any replys are much appreiated.


many thanks

MacBook Pro
  • Pete77777 Level 1 (0 points)

    oh i have LION OS and a 2013 macbook pro retina.

  • Scotch_Brawth Level 3 (820 points)

    Do you mean you need an external hard drive so you can copy the Support Software from Boot Camp Assistant to Windows? 


    Probably the cheapest route is to buy a USB Flash drive, around 2GB in size.  Maplins will certainly do them, though I'd recommend you go somewhere else if I were you: my experience of Maplins is that the quality of their products is poor, whilst being simultaneously overpriced!


    Try Currys, PC World, Dixons, or an independent computer retailer.  Try not to spend more than a tenner.  If you can wait, you'll get better service, quality and prices on Amazon.  For £3.22 including p&p you get a 4GB Transcend USB Flash drive.  By no means the best, but it'll do the trick.


    Oh, and you have Mountain Lion, not Lion.  Lion was the previous version of OS X, and is incompatible with your particular Mac.



  • Pete77777 Level 1 (0 points)

    thank you so much for your reply!!


    yeah basically ive installed windows 7, im such a novice so i need some advice, im trying to use windows on petition but nothing works, i have a external disc drive but it doesnt recognise network or discs so im geussing i need the windows software saved to a USB or EXTERNAL HD, can you just confirm?


    many thanks

  • Scotch_Brawth Level 3 (820 points)

    Yeah, if the Windows install doesn't recognise your external optical drive or connect to the net, USB flash drive is the way.


    Good luck