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Bootcamp

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Bootcamp is Apple's solution for running Windows on the Mac. It partitions the drive and requires the user to reboot the computer to use Windows.

Before You Begin

Make sure to back up all the user's data from the computer. Once the data is backed up, determine which scenario below applies.

Scenario 1: Switch from Mac Only to Dual-Booting Mac and Windows

Follow these instructions if the user already has Mac OS and would like to have both Mac OS and Windows on the computer. If the user only has Windows, see Scenario 2.

  1. Boot the computer to DeployStudio over the network.

  2. Open Disk Utility from the Utilities menu.
  3. Select the internal drive from the box on the left. This will usually be the topmost device and have volumes nested underneath. If you're not sure, ask before doing anything.
  4. Once you've selected the drive, click the partition tab. Below the display of the current partitions, you should see a plus sign. Once you click the plus sign, the Macintosh HD partition should be split in half.
  5. Select the new partition, and change the name to Windows. Then change the format to MS-DOS (FAT). Click Apply. Once complete, close Disk Utility.
  6. When Disk Utility has closed, select the Windows Companion workflow that is appropriate for that machine. When prompted to select the disk, choose the Windows partition you created earlier.
  7. Start the workflow. Once completed, see the Next Steps section below.

Scenario 2: Switch from Windows Only to Dual-Booting Mac and Windows

Follow these instructions if the user only has Windows and would like to have both Mac OS and Windows on the computer. It must be repartitioned and reinstalled with Mac OS, then it can have Windows installed again.

  1. Boot the computer to DeployStudio over the network.

  2. Open Disk Utility from the Utilities menu.
  3. Select the internal drive from the box on the left. This will usually be the topmost device and have volumes nested underneath. If you're not sure, ask before doing anything.
  4. Once you've selected the drive, click the partition tab. From the Partition Layout dropdown menu, select 2 Partitions. This will evenly split the drive into two partitions.
  5. Select the first partition, and change the name to Macintosh HD.
  6. Select the second partition, and change the name to Windows. Then change the format to MS-DOS (FAT). Click Apply. Once complete, close Disk Utility.
  7. When Disk Utility has closed, select the workflow that is appropriate for that machine. When prompted to select the disk, choose the Macintosh HD partition you created earlier. The workflow will install the image and reboot when complete. When the computer reboots after completing its post-install steps, boot to DeployStudio again.

  8. Once back to DeployStudio, select the Windows Companion workflow that is appropriate for that machine. When prompted to select the disk, choose the Windows partition you created earlier.

  9. Start the workflow. Once completed, see the Next Steps section below.

Scenario 3: Windows Only

Follow these instructions if the user would like to have only Windows on the computer. This will completely erase the hard drive and install Windows.

  1. Boot the computer to DeployStudio over the network.

  2. Select the Windows Standalone workflow that is appropriate for that machine. This will automatically partition the drive and move on to installing the image.
  3. Start the workflow. Once completed, see the Next Steps section below.

Next Steps

If the computer is a 2012-2014 MacBook Pro, you may skip to the Quality Control section.

  1. Boot the computer to Target Mode by restarting and holding down the T key. Connect it to one of the TSC workstations running Mac OS via a Thunderbolt cable.
  2. Once the Windows drive has mounted, open Winclone Pro.
  3. When the Windows drive shows up in Winclone, right click on the it on the left side and select Make EFI Bootable. Click OK to continue. You may be asked to allow the changes as an Administrator.
  4. When complete, eject the computer and reboot holding while holding Option to select your OS.

Quality Control

Quality control is dependent on the OS installed. Each Dual-Boot will get two QC sheets (one for each operating system). Additionally, complete the following steps:

  1. Rename the computer in Windows.
    1. Open Windows Explorer and right click on "This PC". Then select Properties.
    2. In the "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings section" of the Properties window, select Change Settings on the right side. In the next window click the Change button.
    3. In the next window, enter the serial number under the Computer Name field and hit OK. You will be prompted for a restart. Make sure to hold Option and select Windows
  2. Open Windows Explorer and click on "This PC" in the sidebar. Verify that the Windows filesystem fills the partition you created. As a rule of thumb, it should be either approximately 125 GB or 250 GB. If it's different, you'll need to expand the filesystem using these steps:
    1. Click the search bar and type in \\fs\avg and press Return.
    2. Double click the Extend File System batch file. You should be asked to allow it to run. Click yes.
    3. Navigate to This PC again and verify that the filesystem fills the partition.
  3. After the unit comes back on proceed with the regular Quality Control making sure that you check on both the Windows and Office activations.
    • If Windows and/or Office is not activated pay close attention to the reason. If it says anything about a product key then choose change product key and scan the appropriate product key into the field. (These are posted at the imaging and QC tables.)
  4. Verify that AVG is installed.


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Bootcamp (last edited 2016-02-21 13:17:12 by buthn)