1. Bashiru Lamidi's Avatar
    Can I update my Mac OS to OS X Yosemite before installing windows 7? If yes, how do I do that?
    11-09-2014 03:35 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    It doesn't matter whether it is before or after installing Yosemite. Anyway in your Applications/Utilities is an app called Bootcamp Assistant. It can walk you they the steps to install Windows on the Mac.
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    11-09-2014 07:00 PM
  3. Flow39's Avatar
    Here's the Apple Support guide:

    https://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/
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    11-09-2014 07:12 PM
  4. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Do you need a physical disk or can I just download the digital version from Microsoft and boot camp it
    11-09-2014 08:03 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Do you need a physical disk or can I just download the digital version from Microsoft and boot camp it
    You shouldn't need a physical disk. You do need a valid license key. You'll need a USB big enough to hold the download, I think.
    11-09-2014 08:18 PM
  6. Flow39's Avatar
    Do you need a physical disk or can I just download the digital version from Microsoft and boot camp it
    You will need either an installation disc or an ISO File of the disk, or a USB as shown by Karen.

    Boot Camp: Creating an ISO image from a Windows installation DVD - Apple Support
    11-09-2014 08:21 PM
  7. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I want to buy it but i dont know if I should go buy the cd or get the serial online
    11-09-2014 08:24 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I want to buy it but i dont know if I should go buy the cd or get the serial online
    Either way will work. If you get a cd, I'm assuming your Mac has a cd drive or you have an external cd drive for it. But putting the installer on a USB works fine too. See above link/instructions.
    11-09-2014 10:17 PM
  9. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Either way will work. If you get a cd, I'm assuming your Mac has a cd drive or you have an external cd drive for it. But putting the installer on a USB works fine too. See above link/instructions.
    Perfect yes I do have a cd drive is anyone using windows 8 on their macbook hows the performance
    11-10-2014 11:19 AM
  10. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Perfect yes I do have a cd drive is anyone using windows 8 on their macbook hows the performance
    That's probably going to depend on which model Mac you have. But I don't have any personal experience running Bootcamp, so hopefully another member will chime in.
    11-10-2014 01:05 PM
  11. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I have the 2012 model i7
    11-10-2014 01:39 PM
  12. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I have the 2012 model i7
    Win8 should run fine. But I don't have any personal experience with it.
    11-10-2014 01:52 PM
  13. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Win8 should run fine. But I don't have any personal experience with it.
    Ty Karen i Just bought the cd installation of windows 8.1 but it came with 64 bit cd and 32 bit cd which one should i install for a 2012 MacBook Pro i7?
    11-10-2014 05:31 PM
  14. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    64-bit
    11-10-2014 05:31 PM
  15. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Thank you
    Last edited by jaleelhamid; 11-10-2014 at 07:23 PM.
    11-10-2014 06:48 PM
  16. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    64-bit
    Nevermind fixed it
    Does this part take a while ? Can I install Windows on a Macbook pro OS X Yosemite?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1415665387.958013.jpg
    11-10-2014 07:23 PM
  17. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Nevermind fixed it
    Does this part take a while ? Click image for larger version. 

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    It can. It may have to move stuff around to create the partition for Windows.
    11-10-2014 07:30 PM
  18. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I gave it only a 100gb worth of space
    11-10-2014 07:43 PM
  19. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I gave it only a 100gb worth of space
    That's plenty. But depending on where on the drive OS X has scattered your files, it still may need to move them to get a contiguous partition for Windows.
    11-10-2014 07:46 PM
  20. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    That's plenty. But depending on where on the drive OS X has scattered your files, it still may need to move them to get a contiguous partition for Windows.
    Oh my lol so a few hours atleast Karen? How long did yours take
    11-10-2014 07:52 PM
  21. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Oh my lol so a few hours atleast Karen? How long did yours take
    I think I said above that I've never personally installed Windows on a Mac. I just know the general procedure.
    11-10-2014 08:24 PM
  22. tigerinexile's Avatar
    I installed Windows 7 and then Windows 8 on a Macbook Air running OSX Mavericks. (I've since made that laptop OSX only, after running it as a dual-boot OSX/Linux Mint machine.)

    It went very easily. The partition of my SSD took seconds. Will it be the same for an old-fashioned hard drive? Unknown.

    Just make sure you have a USB key that's at least 8 GB.

    Even if you have a CD version of Windows, Bootcamp will create a bootable USB for installation.
    11-11-2014 02:36 PM
  23. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I installed Windows 7 and then Windows 8 on a Macbook Air running OSX Mavericks. (I've since made that laptop OSX only, after running it as a dual-boot OSX/Linux Mint machine.)

    It went very easily. The partition of my SSD took seconds. Will it be the same for an old-fashioned hard drive? Unknown.

    Just make sure you have a USB key that's at least 8 GB.

    Even if you have a CD version of Windows, Bootcamp will create a bootable USB for installation.
    So with dual boot you can slide between windows and os x
    11-11-2014 10:37 PM
  24. tigerinexile's Avatar
    So with dual boot you can slide between windows and os x
    Yes, a Bootcamp installation of Windows creates a dual boot computer that has both OSX and Windows.


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    11-12-2014 06:24 AM

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