I love this idea, not sure why I didn't think of it first. You are able to install windows off a usb key in any mac you choose regardless if it has an optical drive or not! In Disk Utility click View from the menu bar and select Show All Devices, then select the drive and click Erase. It was a pain in the ass, and I could have a found another way, but hey. Installing Windows on an would be a great solution to the problem of available space, but as we said, Boot Camp and Windows impose a restriction on installing to an external drive — or do they? It is a pain using the 'nextonly' blessing when Windows wants to install updates and reboot itself which happens too often. You can try the attached version, or check twice that you have erased all MacPro5 and MacPro5,1 strings and replaced MacPro6,1 string in PreWindows10OnlyModels with MacPro5,1. Are you a new Mac owner? Just to let you know.
But so far seems like everything works fine. Now this issue is caused by the Windows boot record pointing at the wrong partition. Will do that in the next few days. Open Boot Camp Assistant and you will see 3 options. But now I can stay in Windows as long as I want.
Gives you the best of both worlds. I guess I am in the minority well, plus I don't game so I always use the Windows Update video driver if it is available. I want to install windows 7 on my iMac 24'' mid 2008 but my optical disc drive is broken. Tinkering around in the Startup Utility gives me the Bless Tool issue it is not a blessing Any ideas for a fix? But if you have a MacBook or Mac Pro it will scream at you when you load it up. My understanding is Windows driver will work, but may not be the best driver. The medium will be automatically detected by the software and prepared for the burn. The iMac Pro Boot Camp installer gives an error preventing installation, but there's a workaround here: When I installed Windows I took out my Mac drives and now that I've reinstalled them I able to boot back into Windows from the Startup Disk system preferences pane in Mojave.
Language doesn't really matter, but you can see all the sections. Press the corresponding arrow key to go to the disc. For legacy installation, should be only two partitions automatically created. If you made it with Boot Camp Assistant, it will be. Scroll through the list and locate the external drive you plan on using to install Windows. Install Windows Once the Partition is ready, your computer will restart into the Windows installer, follow all the instructions, and enjoy your new windows partition! Really nice write-up as usual.
On a couple of occasions it appeared that no master boot record was written to that drive, as opposed to the main drive where it worked every time. Thanks for the write up! Check Install windows, and hit continue, select the size you want to dedicate to windows and click Install. This tricks bootcamp into thinking that a windows 7 install disk is inserted. I will try running a while with the generic drivers and see if any functionality is missing. You may try, may safe you a minute for rebooting. If you haven't got one of these computers, you can't install Windows from an external drive.
Then I power down the Mac and boot from it by holding the C key. I will try running a while with the generic drivers and see if any functionality is missing. Thanks for the very good explanation. All partitions should be on the same drive. Thanks for the write up! So is there something else in the 5. How long did you mean.
Image: This post is part of our contributor series. Accept the defaults for the operating system and version, and click Continue. But if you want to play safe, you can physically remove them between step 2 and 3 to avoid error. The only thing you can do to install Windows in Boot Camp is to get a SuperDrive. Have to try few things and I will report back.
And a series of icons. Really nice write-up as usual. As soon as I get to the screen in which to select the partition, windows refuses to install, with some error code. Pull this into an image onto your harddrive. So is there something else in the 5.
Windows may simply use some generic driver for the hardware. Warning : The erase, format, and partitioning process will currently contained on the external drive. So now, if you run the bootcamp apps. I actually used an external dvd, with a windows 7 dvd. Then I attempted to do it. This takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.