Originally Posted by lacrossewacker
sorry to hijack this thread, but where do you download bootcamp? I'm on my girlfriend's mac pro (late 2011 15 inch i7)
The website has nothing but updates. How the heck do I go about running this "bootcamp." I have plenty of ISO's of windows (get it through the IT department at school)
It's pre-installed on her Mac. Just search Spotlight (CMD+Space) for Boot Camp Assistant (BCA). If Spotlight is disabled, search in the applications folder and/or utilities folder inside of that.
1. You should back up before you do anything.
2. Run Boot Camp Assistant. You'll need to download the drivers for her Mac (Boot Camp Drivers) from it. You'll need to install them under Windows. You can format a USB stick as ExFat (with the drive mapping set to Master Boot Record I think) or create a small partition on an external drive and format that as ExFat. Or burn a DVD, etc.
3. Follow the prompts, set a dedicated amount of space for Windows. You can't change this later. And you should note that while there are third party apps to adjust the size of the Boot Camp partition, it's quite dangerous and could lose all the data on the drive if something goes wrong. BCA is actually changing the drive mapping on a part of the drive, so some of it is GUID and then the dedicated amount for windows is Master Boot Record. (You should only add and remove the drive via BCA as well.)
4. Continue following the prompts, select ISO, etc., and then it'll reboot and install. After, you should install the Boot Camp Drivers installer that you got from BCA earlier.