Learn to install Windows® 7 using Boot Camp
What are the different things that should be considered while installing Windows 7 using Boot Camp? What causes difficulties during the installation process?
The Boot Camp enables you to install Windows 7 on your Intel-based Mac computer, using the Microsoft Windows 7 install disc that you are provided with. After the installation, you can use either Windows 7 or Mac OS X on your Macintosh computer. With the Boot Camp Assistant application you can create the Windows 7 partition and restart your Mac using your Windows installation disc. Then you can follow the instructions to install Windows 7 and the software drivers that enable Windows 7 to work with your Macintosh hardware. The Boot Camp guides users through a non destructive, re partitioning that includes the resizing of an existing HFS+ partition, if necessary of their hard disk drive and using the Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard disc to install the Windows drivers. In addition to the device drivers for the hardware, the disc includes an applet for the Windows control panel for selecting the boot operating system. By holding down the option key at startup brings up the boot manager and thereby allows the user to choose which Operating System to boot.
The issues that come up while installing Windows 7 using Boot Camp and the cause of the issues are:
- Disk space not sufficient
- Boot Camp opening issue and the cause
- Tips to resolve
Disk space not sufficient
While installing the Boot Camp installer you may face a memory issue in your computer. You need sufficient amount of disk space in your computer in order to carry out the installation process. To fix this issue you can free your Disk space by deleting the unwanted files from your hard disk, and carry on with the installation.
Boot Camp opening issue and the cause
You may also face a Boot Camp opening issue in your computer. The Boot Camp doesn’t open in your computer because you haven’t updated your firmware or system software. The Boot Camp requires that you have Mac OS X v10.4.6 or later, and the latest firmware installed on your computer. Some computers may require more than one firmware update. If you make use of an Apple Mighty Mouse, the Windows installer may not respond if the mouse is connected directly to your computer.
If you face a Boot Camp opening failure in your computer, check if the file is an original one or whether the file is corrupted. If you still have issues, you need to upgrade your firmware or your system software. Upgrading your firmware will easily fix the issue. You can fix mouse issues by connecting the Mighty Mouse to the USB port on your keyboard.
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