2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2014 3:05 PM by turbostar
b_med_ Level 1 (0 points)

Hi guys,


I am wanting to put windows 7 ultimate 64bit on my late 2011 MacBook Pro.  I am using boot camp 5.1.5 which came with the mavericks update.  I've looked up how do this on YouTube, however, their Boot Camp Assistant looks very different to mine.  I have attached a picture to show what mine looks like.  If somebody was able to explain to me how to do it, it would be greatly appriciated. Screen Shot 2014-04-21 at 2.42.05 pm.png

Unlike in all the tutorial videos I have seen, this doesn't have "Create a Windows version or later install disk" and I do not have a USB connected to the computer. 


Once again, if somebody was willing to help me out, I would be very greatful.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)
  • mario49 Community Specialists (3,945 points)

    Hey b_med_,


    Thanks for using Apple Support Communities.


    The FAQ article will have more resources and should be useful.

    Look at the Boot Camp Installation & Setup Guide document for step details on installing Boot Camp.


    Boot Camp 5.1: Frequently asked questions



    Boot Camp Installation & Setup Guide

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1636/en_US/boot_camp_install-setup_ 10.8.pdf


    1 Open Boot Camp Assistant, located in the Other folder in Launchpad.

    2 Select the option to install Windows, select other options you need, then click Continue.

    Here are the other options you can choose:

    If you want to install Windows from a USB flash drive and you have a Windows ISO image, select the option to copy the image to a USB flash drive. If this option isn’t available, your Mac doesn’t support installing Windows from a USB flash drive.

    If you haven’t already downloaded the Windows support software for your Mac, select the option to download it. In a later step, you’ll install the Windows support software on your Windows partition.


    3 Follow the onscreen instructions for the options you selected.

    4 When you’re asked to create a Windows partition, specify a partition size.

    If you need help determining the best size for your Windows partition, refer to your Windows installer documentation. For Windows 8, create a partition that is at least 30 GB.

    In a later step, you’ll format the Windows partition.

    5 Insert the installation disc for the 64-bit version of Windows into your Mac’s optical drive or external optical drive, or insert the USB flash drive with the 64-bit version of Windows into a USB port on your Mac.

    6 Click Install.

    Boot Camp Assistant creates the Windows partition, restarts your Mac, and opens the Windows installer.


    Boot Camp Support



    Have a nice day,


  • turbostar Level 4 (2,920 points)

    your mac has an internal dvd drive, so you need a windows install disk. newer machines have 3 options, the first is to create a usb installer.