Regarding bootcamp on Mac OS 11.1

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Hello all. So I had to redo my bootcamp to install Mac OS 11.1 on this SSD internal and I'm putting windows back on. The problem is is that when I go to select an ISO, can I no longer select the size of my bootcamp disk anymore accessibly? If this is the case, apple needs to fix this. I se to be able to select my sise of my partition just fine but with this latest update, I can't and it's making me mad! If you all know of any work arounds behind all of this, feel free to let me know.
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Submitted by Ray Rucker on Sunday, December 27, 2020

I was wondering if I could install Windows through BootCamp on a MacBook Air 2015 with 4 GB of Ram and a 128 GB SSD? Could I install it to an external drive?

Submitted by Chris on Sunday, December 27, 2020

I've reported the issue to Apple Accessibility and would encourage everyone else to do the same. It's serious and silly issues like this that are driving me away from the Mac platform. I will not be purchasing a new Mac, so Big Sur is most likely my last version of macOS on this 2013 MacBook Air.

The answer to the question regarding installing Windows on a 2015 MacBook Air is yes. You can't install Windows to an external drive. You must partition the drive and install that way. The good news is that 2015 and newer Macs no longer require a USB flash drive to perform the install. All you need is an iso disk image of Windows which you can download directly from Microsoft. You'll still want a USB soundcard or headset connected to receive audio, but it should work. The system automatically downloads all the necessary drivers and prepares the install partition for you. All you have to do is select the partition size and hit install and everything else is taken care of.

Hopefully Apple will fix this ridiculous issue very soon. If this was impacting sighted users, it would not be acceptable and would be corrected immediately. I'm tired of being treated like a second class citizen when I spend the same amount of money on Apple products only to receive inferior access like this. I don't care if iOS is the dominant platform, Apple needs to fix these issues in macOS ASAP! I really wish Steve was still alive. The management at Apple is really awful now. Their idea of innovation is a silly touch strip on the MacBook Pro, animated emoji, a feature to remind you to wash your hands, and we can't forget the ridiculous AirPods Max for $550.

Submitted by Jonathan Candler on Sunday, December 27, 2020

Actually, I had a sighted person come look at it to see if I was missing something and they said that they couldn't find the thing where you drag the slider to repartition the thing. I'm more than posssitive that it's a sited thing as well. And installing bootcamp was a nightmary anyways, had speach during the first have of the install but after that, no speach and I had to get sited help to do the rest. Only then I found out the narrator had two voices, one desktop and one none. I have tried pluggin in a USB headset but to no avail however, with that being said, plugged it in after I booted into the widows install. So don't know if I should have had it plugged in before I booted into the windows installer or not. With that being said, time to repartission this bootcamp drive without actually deleting windows. I really don't wanna have to go through all that shit again. And before anyone asks, yes, there is a way to resize the partitions without actually deleting windows. I actually looked it up and it's current.

Submitted by nohansa nuh on Sunday, December 27, 2020

you must plugd in your headset before booting to windows 10 setup.