Installing Windows On A Macbook Pro

The process of installing windows on a macbook pro

Perform a new install of Windows 7


  1. Start up your macbook pro in OS X.
  2. If your copy of Windows 7 came on a DVD then create a disk image of the install disc for the Boot Camp.
  3. Connect a 16 GB or a larger USB flash drive that you can use to erase. Leave the flash drive connected to your Macbook pro until the Windows installation is finished.
  4. Open Boot Camp Assistance from the Utilities folder then click Continue.
  5. Select the options that only creates a Windows install disk and to download the latest Windows support software from Apple then click Continue.

Continue With These Steps~

6. Insert your Windows install disc or you can choose your Windows installation ISO then click Continue. Boot Camp will erase your USB flash drive and it will prepare for the Windows installation. After the flash drive is prepared then close the Boot Camp Assistant window to quit the app.

7. Download the software (drivers) you need for the version of Windows and the Macbook pro you're using.

8. When the file downloads are finished then double-click it from the Finder to decompress it.

9. Open the resulting folder to find the following files in this folder, $WinPEDriver$, AutoUnattend.xml, Boot Camp and then drag them to your USB Flash drive. When prompted if you want to replace the existing items on the flash drive, click Yes.

10. Open the Boot Camp Assistant again then click Continue. Pick only the option to "Install Windows" or "later version."

11. Click Install then follow the onscreen prompts to repartition your drive and to install Windows.

12. When you complete it then your Mac will restart to the Windows installer. When you're asked to where you would want to install Windows, select the Boot Camp partition and then click Drive Options and format your Boot Camp partition.

13. Then follow the onscreen prompts to finish installing Windows.

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

To open the Task Scheduler and schedule a task:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click System and Security
  4. Under Administrative Tools, click Schedule Tasks
  5. Select the Action menu and choose Create Basic Task
  6. In the Create Basic Task window, choose a name for your task
  7. Choose whether you want your task to run one time or on a daily, weekly or monthly basis
  8. Choose a start date and time for your task and any other specific timing options such as days of the week or specific months.
  9. Select Start a Program as the type of task you wish to run
  10. On the next screen, click Browse and find the program you want to schedule
  11. Click Finish to finalize your scheduled task

To remove a task from the Scheduler:


  1. Click Task Scheduler Library located on the left-hand side of the Task Scheduler Window
  2. Under the list of tasks, find the name of the task you wish to remove
  3. Right click the task and click Delete
  4. Alternatively, you may click Disable if you wish to stop the task from running, but want to keep it around for later use.


Any program can be scheduled to run automatically, Disk Cleanup, Disk Optimization and Chkdsk are great choices for performing routine upkeep. Disk Cleanup is a simple utility that analyzes your computer and determines how many temporary files you have and how much space you can gain by deleting these largely useless files. Disk Optimization takes fragmented files on your hard drive and rearranges them in order to allow your PC to access them faster. This process is known as defragmentation or defragging. Finally, Chkdsk looks over your hard drive for errors that inevitably occur with normal use and fixes them. Without Chkdsk, these errors can dramatically slow your PC.

The Disk Defragmenter has its own scheduling, this is how you access it:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click System and Security
  4. Under Administrative Tools, click Defragment your hard drive
  5. Click the button labeled Configure Schedule
  6. Select how often you wish to defragment as well as the day and time for the defragmenter to run

Installing WIndows 7 On A Mac

Install Windows 7 on a Mac Using Boot Camp Assistant (Mac OSX 10.8)

Summary~

Your Mac will restart and boot to the Windows 7 DVD. You'll be prompted with a window asking which partition you want to install Windows on. Select the partition labeled boot camp. Then, click Drive options (advanced).