Using USB drive to install Windows 8 Bootcamp on MacBook Pro?

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    themarting

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    I'm lookin gto install Windows 8 on a MacBook Pro to use with Bootcamp.

    I have created a bootable usb drive but dont know the procedure. Can anyone help me out with this?
     
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    Should be fairly normal... follow the bootcamp prompts from within OS X to download the extra files and partition your system. The machine should restart and let you boot to the USB drive where ya install Win 8 to the correct partition you just made for it. Probably are other videos on youtube but here's one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3lNOrfAWEhg#t=181
     
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    Can Windows 8 boot up from a USB stick? I tried to unsuccessfully boot up with XP installed onto a USB, but I later found that with the NT systems this was not possible, and I suppose Windows 8 is also a NT system.

    Or am I wrong?
     
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    It turns out the early 2011 Macbook Pros are not capable of creating a bootable Windows USB from an .iso file on the drive.

    I ended up burning a dvd
     
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    Yeah they can create a bootable Mac USB but if you want to create a bootable Windows USB the best thing to do is use a Windows computer. Burning a DVD is the easiest way sometimes.
     
    Parth, Dec 7, 2013
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