Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Mar 15, 2013
    Location
    Chichester UK
    Posts
    1
    Specs:
    21.5" 2.9Gh with 16Gb memory
    Installing Windows 7 with Boot Camp on new iMac
    I have followed the Bootcamp Installation Guide and Setup guide to the letter.
    After inserting the Windows 7 installation disk I selected 'Custom installation'.
    The list of partitions shown included 'Disk 0 Partition 4. BOOTCAMP'
    I selected this partition and received the message ' Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 4. Windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS'
    I clicked format and the partition name changed to Disk 0 Partition 4'.
    I clicked 'next' and received the message 'Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing partition'. I was able to do nothing further.
    I have tried this three times now.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2


    Member Since
    Jan 05, 2013
    Location
    Savannah, GA
    Posts
    174
    Specs:
    15" Core i7 2.3ghz retina-MacBook OS 10.9.1
    Quote Originally Posted by Goodevans View Post
    I have followed the Bootcamp Installation Guide and Setup guide to the letter.
    After inserting the Windows 7 installation disk I selected 'Custom installation'.
    The list of partitions shown included 'Disk 0 Partition 4. BOOTCAMP'
    I selected this partition and received the message ' Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 4. Windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS'
    I clicked format and the partition name changed to Disk 0 Partition 4'.
    I clicked 'next' and received the message 'Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing partition'. I was able to do nothing further.
    I have tried this three times now.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    I had that problem. I think I just redid it. Just run bootcamp reintegrate the partition then do it again. Should work.

  3. #3

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    21,708
    Specs:
    Imac 27" Retina 3.3GHz, 512GB Flash, 16GB memory, OS X.11.4.
    Rather than partition names look for the partition that matches the size you allocated. Can be more than a little confusing all those partition names. Restart BootCamp and see if you have to remove the first partition prior to commencing again.

    Don't forget to dowload drives and burn to a CD.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Installing windows through Boot Camp - Help
    By mike4563 in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-04-2012, 02:15 PM
  2. Installing windows 7 via boot camp
    By j_forrester in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-09-2010, 11:40 PM
  3. Help with installing Windows XP on Boot Camp
    By CashFlow in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-07-2009, 05:24 PM
  4. Installing Windows via Boot Camp without a CD...
    By christorb in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-04-2009, 03:27 PM
  5. Installing Windows XP via boot camp
    By quynvan in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-09-2007, 04:46 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •