I did that option before, and it was working. But my problem now is I'm following this guy's steps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGPO9-7dJZA and he does not use bootcamp to install Windows. His keyboard & mouse is working during the installation, but mine's not. Is it my Windows problem or my USB problem? Just let me know if u have any ideas. Don't worry, I still have Windows 7 installed through bootcamp because I need to use it for some of my programs atm.
MBA 13' Mid 13, running OS X Mountain Lion, fully updated
128GB ,4GB of RAM
My goal : Removing Mac and install Windows completely.
My problem: Keyboard & mouse does not work when install Win 7 manually
First erase any history of trying to install windows.....that means use boot camp or disk utility to delete any windows partitions that you may have created.
Now restart your laptop
from here on:
1)download a windows 7 iso from here:
(This is a legit copy of ultimate from the Microsoft website)
2) start bootcamp and when it asks you what you want to do, check the first two options (create windows 7 install disk and download support media)
let it work...once it is done then quit bootcamp COMPLETELY.
3) start bootcamp again and this time select install support media to the same usb drive
let it work and then quit bootcamp COMPLETELY.
4) start bootcamp and this time select install windows 7. bootcamp will automatically restart your computer into windows setup. From there continue on like normal.
you have to let bootcamp restart your computer (you can't close bootcamp and then restart from the menu yourself...you must let bootcamp do the restart)
your usb drive shouldn't come out of your computer during any of these steps.
Hello All !
Thank you all for your help.
This might be useless, but I'd like to post, very simply, how I fixed the problems. It is or it is very close to solutions given before, but still.
If at least one person benefits from this post it will be worth it.
1- I did not use a USB flash drive. I used a 1to ss external hard drive.
2- after setting up the bootcamp installation( all 3 tickboxes ticked) , once the wizard asks for partitions, I quit, and re downloaded the drivers onto the disk. (tickbox 2 only )
3- I restarted the bootcamp installation 3rd tickbox only.
Then it worked.