trying to set up a boot camp drive in mavericks but failing badly.
Hello to all. I'm trying to set up a bootcamp drive on my mid 2009 mbp 13 inch. I dod the following.
- launch boot camp utility
- clicked continue.
- made sure both boxes were checked.
- connected my thumb drive. (it's formatted properly).
- clicked continue
- chose my thumb drive and clicked continue.
- said ok when it said all my mac supported was win7.
That's when the trouble started. I got an error saying the software was not available on the update server. I have been trying for about a day now. I looked at the apple support forums and no one is quite helpful. I even read an apple KB on it that aid I should have bootcamp 4, but i"m running mavericks. so I really don't know what to do from here.
Take care all.
Hehaah. I know I did. I like I said googled around and most of the forums said try on another mac. Well, that wont' work as I only have this one. Is there a way to circumvent the thing and put the drivers on to the flash drive yourself? A lot of people have this problem on the support forums I've read and no one seems to help. with their suggestions.
I do have a dvd drive, but I figure the flash media might be faster. I can do a dvd drive though. but it is a bit broken dn works some of the time. lol! I'll try that and get back to this post.
Update: I can't see the cd drive in the list of choices. I put a cd in there, I don't have any dvds, and it will not see the drive. I can burn cds though so that's not the issue. This is getting odder and odder.
Ok, in looking at the article, I see that there should be an option to burn to a cd or to install to ausb disk. I don't see that option. I only see the usb disks. This is running maverickss with all updates. and this is starting to drive me nuts. For anyone instesed here is a screen shot of what happens after I click continue after I check the box that says download support drivers.
There is no burn to disk or anything like that as far as I can see.
I'm tryign to install windows7. I can't remember if I stated this. the bootcamp version that got updated with mavericks is bootcamp assistant version 5.1.1. I have a mid 2009 mbp 13 inch, correct.
Um, Ok? why would they do that? and a friend of mine is running windows 7 32 bit just fine on his machine which is now running mavericks. it started out as mountain lion.. Any other advice?
Well it says bootcamp 4 or 5. It did not say anything about 64 vs 32 bit. I have the files so do I just copy the what ever it is to the thumb drive? th epdf that the article was from is a bit confusing.
Ok, I managed to successfully create the boot camp install, how ever whenI ran the setup.exe again as my cd is an upgrade disk I got can't create install directory. I have 10 gigs gigs free. Could that be the problem? I thought I set up 20 gig bootcamp partitions before but can't remember.
I did all of that and all went well, until I had to upgrade as I bought a upgrade cd, so basically install win7 over win7. I have done this b before on a bootcamp drive iwht no issues, but now here's the oss part.
I can boot in to bootcamp fine wing vmware, but when I boot in to it natively it says that some files were damaged. I can't figure this out. I had no issues using snl 3 years ago in doing this, it just worked. Ihave a 40 gig partition on bootcamp and I used the applevis guide on how to do this, it went off with out a hitch.