OS X :: Can I Make A Bootable Usb Harddrive With Win 7 Installation

Sep 30, 2009

i want to install windows 7 on a partition on my macbook pro, but would also want to do it from my usb hard disk. is it possible to format the disk in leopard, so i can boot from it? i know how to do it in windows and BIOS, but have no clue how to in osx.

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OS X :: Can Make A Bootable Clone Of An Internal Harddrive

May 5, 2010

I have a mirrored drive door G4 [dual 1.25 GHz] with 10.2.8. I would like to make a bootable clone of this drive on an external hard drive, to use in case this computer fails somehow.I know there is software available to do that. Are there any particular mistakes a person could make in doing this that someone here can identify and explain how to avoid?

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Dec 31, 2009

I just installed my 2nd Intel Gen2 SSD (80gb) for a win7 installation. I installed it into my 4th drive bay in my '09mac pro quad, but it osx it is not seen at all!isk utilities does not see it, how do i get this ssd usable?

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Oct 31, 2010

This is now few days I try to install Win7 from USB on MBP 15 i7. I used the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Help to create my USB stick. I was successful to install it on my brothers 27" iMac using the same process but Im having problem with my MBP.I create the BootCamp partition 100GB and installed rEFIt.Each time I try to boot of USB I get: No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

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Aug 18, 2010

I'm trying to install windows xp professional sp3 from an iso I torrented. I burned it to a disc, but my computer can't find the disc during the start of installation ("No bootable device, press any key").

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Jun 25, 2010

I purchased win7 from win741. 1) Is the purchased download a full version or upgrade only version?2) How do I make the downloaded iso into a bootable dvd (i.e. retail dvd)?3) Which program should I burn it with (besides Toast)?

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May 17, 2009

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May 23, 2012

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Aug 16, 2009

I was installing a software update on my mother's Intel iMac. While installing, the iMac told me that there was a problem and to contact the software manufacturer. When I went to reboot, it would not. All I get is the universal sign for stop (circle with a 45 degree angle line through it). My mother has no backups whatsoever. She needs her information. I am in need of a safe way to retrieve her information.I have tried the basic help from Apple's site--nothing worked. A friend told me that I might be able to boot the computer from a bootable external hard drive and pull the information off that way.

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OS X :: Make A Windows 7 Bootable USB With Snow Leopard?

Sep 8, 2009

I want to install Windows 7 on a friends' computer, which at present, has no working OS on it. The tricky part is her optical drive is totally kaput. I've been able to find some instructions on how to make live USBs in leopard (like these), but so far, none of them have been bootable by a PC.

When I try to use the disk utility's "restore" function, I get an error message saying "Could not validate source - error 254"

I've googled around for other possible solutions, but haven't turned up anything. Has anybody here been able to figure this out?

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OS X :: Can Make Windows 7 Bootable From Flash Drive

Jan 29, 2010

I'm trying to install windows 7 on my macbook, i couldn't put the iso disk image on a dvd because my macbook will not read a bank dvd (that's a separate problem)So i was wondering if there was a way to "burn" the iso file on a flash drive and boot it up from through when I'm on Boot camp assistant.

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OS X :: Make A Bootable Clone Of The Whole System Discs?

May 19, 2010

I have an old G4 system with Pro Tools recording software and related Plug-Ins installed and running flawlessly. Bad news is that the drive is about 9 yrs old and I want to make a backup before selling it to someone so they can have a bootable backup drive instead of having to re-install the whole system if the internal drive craps out.

The OS is 9.2.2. It is not classic and has no version of OS X on it t all.

How do I make a bootable clone of the whole system discs, apps an all, to an external firewire drive?

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MacBook Pro :: Can Use TimeMachine To Make A Bootable Copy Of It For A New Ssd

Jun 5, 2012

I have purchased a new ssd for my macbook pro, can I connect the new ssd via usb to my macbook pro and use time machine to load only the files i want to keep and the swap the old hd for the new ssd. 

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 :: Make Bootable Lion DVD From Flash Drive?

Jul 6, 2012

After Lion's release last summer, I downloaded it and made a bootable Lion flash drive, which works great. Now, I want to burn Lion from the flash drive to a DVD. On the flash drive, when I open Contents of "Install Mac OS X Lion.app," I do not see a Shared Support folder. Can I make a bootable DVD from my bootable Lion USB flash drive?

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Applications :: Application To Make A Bootable Disk Image?

Dec 27, 2008

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Apr 10, 2012

If I but Lion as a £20.99 download – how do I make a bootable disc if things go wrong?

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MacBook Pro :: Make A Bootable External Drive After The 10.7.4 Update?

May 15, 2012

i have made a bootable lion hard drive before and it worked fine. But after the 10.7.4 update i am unable to make another one. When i follow the usual steps

1- download lion from app store

2- show package contents

3- contents- shared contens- drag and drop them dmg file into disk utility (something along those lines).

4-restore drive (external hard drive) and drag the lion file to the 'source' area and the external hard drive to the 'destination' area.

5- When i hit restore it does everything but at the end it says something like "failed, invalid argument'?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Jun 25, 2012

I want to make my external hard drive a bootable drive, how do I do it?

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Jun 25, 2012

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OS X :: Backup Strategy - Make Bootable Clone Of Internal Drive?

Oct 8, 2009

I am planning to buy a 500GB laptop harddrive, put it in an enclosure, and use CarbonCopyCloner to make a bootable clone of my Mac's internal 500GB Drive. This way, if there is a problem with my internal drive, I can just swap in the cloned drive and boot from that, never missing a step. However, I am wondering if this is a good strategy. What if something else fails on my mac like the motherboard - would I be able to boot my cloned drive on another mac?

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Applications :: Time Machine Can Make Bootable Cloned Image?

Dec 22, 2009

I finally get to open my first iMac in a few days and the excitement is killing me. So I decided to sign up for one of the workshops at the local Apple store. The girl told the group that Time Machine would make a perfect mirrored image of the hard drive in case of catastrophic failure. I asked her if this image was a boot-able clone and she said yes.

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Windows On Mac :: How To Make A Restored Bootcamp Partition Active/bootable

Dec 23, 2009

I upgraded my HDD, I simply used disk Utility to move data for the OSX HFS partition.

I tried to use Winclone to move but that didn't work too well, plus there is a unnecessary image step, so I ended up moving using disk utility again which again went fine.

The only problem is that rather than creating the partition through bootcamp assistant, I created it straight in diskutility and windows is not bootable.

I tried using fdisk to fix but that didn't work.

The partition table is GUID based and the windows partition is NTFS.

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Hardware :: Can Use An Airport Express And External Harddrive To Make A Time Capsule

Nov 4, 2010

I've just bought an airport express so I can play music from my mbp wirelessly on my speakers and just realised that I have an old usb external hard drive that I never use so was just wondering if I could plug the hard drive into the airport express so I can use time machine wirelessly and make what is effectively a time capsule?

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OS X :: How To Make A Boot Camp Installation With Three Partitions

Jul 15, 2008

how to make a boot camp installation with three partitions?

I mean one for mac, one for windows and one for data to be shared between the OS's? When I try to create 3 partitions on leopard installation, when I start the boot camp assistant, it doesn't work. Or when I create an extra partition inside windows, mac is not able to see it.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Create A Virtualbox Bootable Image File From A Bootable Usb Flash Drive

Jun 1, 2012

I created a bootable usb drive on a windows pc using windows 7 to install windows 8 preview and want to make a copy to install in virtualbox on my imac and burn to a dvd that will work on pc. 

I've tried using disk utility to create an image and get a file ESD-USB.dmg, but virtualbox won't boot a dmg file. 

I tried converting it in the terminal with: 

hdiutil convert -format UDRO -o windows8.iso ESD-USB.dmg 

but the resulting file was windows8.iso.dmg. I changed the name to windows8.iso, but even so, virtualbox complains it's unbootable. 

I tried the terminal command: 

dd if=/dev/disk4 of=windows8.iso 

but virtualbox complained that it's not bootable. 

I tried the terminal command: 

cat /dev/disk4 > windows8.iso 

but virtualbox complained that it's not bootable. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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PowerPC :: Macbook Bootable Backup - Bootable On Non Intel Based?

Mar 4, 2010

I just recently purchased a Macbook, and I created a bootable backup of the system. The macbook boots from the backup, but when I try to boot from the backup on our G5 and also our Powerbook G4 it will not work. The G5 does not even see the bootable partitions I created, and the G4 sees them, but when I select the partition to boot from, the computer just restarts and boots from the Powerbook hardrive. We are having to send the Macbook back for some small power issues, and we need a bootable backup of this sytem that works. Does this have anything to do with the fact that the Macbook is an intel based computer and the Powerbook G4 is not? Also, the macbook is running Snow Leopard, and the Powerbook is on Tiger.

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OS X :: Way To Make Fresh Installation Using External Hard Drive

Aug 28, 2009

fresh install after two years. So I need explicit instructions, please:-) I know I have to go to Disk Utility to initiate the install, and I have my HD cloned on an external.

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OS X Mavericks :: Setup Wants To Make Changes Keeps Popping Up Stopping Installation From Starting

Aug 30, 2014

having trouble installing a trial of Adobe Premiere, every time i try to start the installation a security popup window appears saying: "Setup wants to make changes. type your password to allow this"..i enter my password, box goes away, then reappears.I'm definitely entering password correctly as it says i don't if i don't!

my account is Admin, have tried the other account on the mac, have tried creating a new account, tried numerous restarts, tried downloading a different trial.

MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)

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Windows On Mac :: Triple Boot Installation - Stuck At Windows Installation

Sep 19, 2010

I am trying to follow the following guide to do a triple boot, but I am stuck in Windows 7 installation
triple boot snow leopard, windows 7, & ubuntu

I have done the following:
1. Did a clean installation of OS X Snow Leopard on hard drive (Not yet partitioned the hard drive)

2. Installed rEFIt
I am not sure what the poster means by making sure it works by pressing the option button. I am assuming it means that I will be able to see the options I can choose when I press option? (I do see options to pick either "Hard Drive" or whatever disc in the DVD)

3. Partitioned 30 GB (or was it 40 GB? x.x I forgot sorry) space in Boot Camp Assistant for Windows installation. Chose the option to install Windows later.

4. Inserted OS X Snow Leopard installation disc and boot from there.

5. Opened up the Disk Utility and partitioned a hard drive (called Hard Drive_2) via the Partition section as instructed by the guide. Formatted in MAc OS Extended (Journaled)

So now, in that area I see "Hard Drive", "Hard Drive_2" and "BOOT CAMP" (so I am assuming that is what the poster meant by "3 partitions".

6. Restarted the computer with Windows installation disc.

Problems occur right here:
Problem 1: I do not see anything called "C something" as the poster said. But I do see something called "Boot Camp"

Problem 2: All the partitions that are available says that "Windows 7 can't be installed". So my question is am I supposed to "delete" a specific partition to install it?

I have pictures of the screen which I will upload later if this isn't clear enough.

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