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Mac is one of the most powerful device ever crafted for Developers. From User Friendliness to the core of Shell Scripting, it has everything for the masses. It has been rightly said “There’s always room for improvement” and Mac is no exception to it. Some of the most wonderful Apps and Games are still not available for Mac and it is not going to happen anytime soon. This forced me to install Windows on my machine and like others, Boot Camp was my choice.

Believe me, from the time I opened Boot Camp till I was successful in installing Windows, everything was just nightmare for me. Errors, errors and errors! Thankfully, Internet is a sea of Information and Apple support was too generous to fix all my issues. One such issue was “The Windows Support Software Could Not Be Saved To The Selected Drive”, this error don’t let you to download Windows Support Software on your flash drive at any cost. Have you already tried downloading it several times and no success? Unsurprisingly, we sailed the same boat.

And BCA don't give me the flash drive and download support software options. It asks for Windows ISO and then partition the drive and then goes straight for the downloading of Window Support Software. Another problem is each time I get this error, BCA downloads all the Windows Support Software again. Which takes time and data (I'm using WiFi. These are 10 applications we wish made the jump from Windows to Mac to make it a better place. Macs are their own little universe of hardware, design, and software. It's an incomplete universe. Comprehensive support and software updates are only available for the newest release of Nik Collection by DxO, and those using the newest trial version. Previous versions cannot be the subject of a request for assistance, because we have not developed them. However, you will find information on some of the known issues in the FAQs below. Apr 04, 2020  HP computers sold after October 2012 and running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 operating systems all come with HP Support Assistant installed.

Luckily I managed to fix this weird error and successfully Installed Windows 8.1 on Mac. Sharing my personal experience and how I tackled it, today at GizmoStorm, I am here with How To Fix The Windows Support Software Could Not Be Saved To The Selected Drive [Boot Camp] :

Before We Begin, You Need:

I am assuming you have Windows OS ISO image with you ready.

  • An 8GBs USB Flash Drive.
  • A good Internet connection as you will need to download the Windows compatible drivers for your Mac.
  • Little patience! Believe me, Apple servers are too slow to let you download Windows compatible drivers at high speed.
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How To Get This Error Removed :

If you have already mounted Windows ISO image to the USB flash drive, then unfortunately that will be deleted in this entire process. I know Remounting will take some more time, but it’ll be worth the wait.

Step 1: Plugin in the USB drive and Restart your Mac in safe mode. In case if you don’t know how to do it, just press the Restart button. As soon as you hear the Start up Chime, press and hold the Shift button until you see the Apple logo.

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Step 2: Your Mac will start in Safe mode. You’ll notice that USB drive is not mounted as Safe Mode don’t automatically mount any external drive. We have to locate it manually. To locate USB drive in safe mode, head over to Go -> Utilities and select Disk Utility.

Step 3: Now, locate your external flash drive at the left side of the open window. Click it and Erase with MS-DOS(FAT) format.

Step 4: Now Restart your Mac once again, but this time in normal mode. You don’t have to do anything special, just press the restart button and your Mac will automatically boot in normal mode.

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Step 5: From here you are very much aware of the procedure. Follow the same procedure of operating Boot Camp and don’t forget to check both the options “Download the latest windows support software from Apple” and “Install Windows 7 or Later version”.

Step 6: Bingo! You are done with the tutorial. Now, just be patient until Support Software successfully download on your USB flash drive.

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I Hope it was your successful attempt to fix The Windows Support Software Could Not Be Saved To The Selected Drive error. I have faced every possible issue while installing Windows 8.1 on my Mac. So, apart from this also if you are facing any issues or errors, feel free to ask in the comment box provided below. Keep subscribedfor latest How-tos at Gizmostorm. For more Mac Tutorials, head over to Mac How-tos section right away.

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(Solved) - Windows Support Software for Mac

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I have a 13' MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz with 320 GB HDD, 4 GB RAM and Mac OS X Lion. Recently I installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my MBP with Boot Camp. After installing, I tried to download the windows support software for mac, but it is not downloading, and is showing an error. So, is there any way to overcome this problem? I can't even Right-Click without the support software! If you suggest so, then I could use an external link, if there is any. Also, can I install Win8 Consumer Preview on my MBP?

Oh, and also, can I rename the windows partition (which is currently named 'Untitled') as I am not able to rename it by <right-click+get info>?

'windows support software for mac'
What's that? And what's the error?
You do not need a software, you just need bootcamp drivers from the OS X install disc or a restore disc. If not, you can consult an Apple store (that's the best option).

Windows 8 CP? Use a Virtual Machine. Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion..

You can rename the Windows partition from WITHIN windows, but it is not generally recommended (AFAIK)

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windows support software is the software required for using the mac keyboard and magic mouse features on the windows installed with boot camp, or atleast thats what I saw on the boot camp window. But how can I install the bootcamp drivers from the install disk? Also, I have the snow leopard install disk. Does that make any difference?

That's even better. Put the Snow Leopard install disc, and go to the bootcamp folder, and install the drivers (the installer would be bootcamp.exe, probably).

I did as you said, but I didn't find anything related to bootcamp on the disk. But I thought if I would downgrade to Snow Leopard using the install disk, install windows 7 and the drivers, and then upgrade it back to Lion, it would solve the problem. So I installed Snow Leopard on my Mac, but now it is not even booting up! I tried to repair the disk from the install disk and the recovery disk, but that doesn't solve anything. It just hangs forever when booting up!

Moreover, the install disk and the recovery disk are showing that the MBP is still on Lion - the install disk is still showing the 'install Snow Leopard' dialogue box while the recovery disk is showing the option 'Set up and restore Lion' (or something like that, I can't remember), while when choosing the startup disk, it shows 'Macintosh HD Mac OS X 10.6.7'!

'But I thought if I would downgrade to Snow Leopard using the install disk, install windows 7 and the drivers, and then upgrade it back to Lion, it would solve the problem.'

You could've just ASKED before doing so! Ah, things are complicated now..

You definitely need to go meet `an Apple genius (to an Apple store) to solve this, as I may help you here but there's a risk of losing your data on the MBP.

Anyway, tell me one thing. I asked you to look for the bootcamp folder/application in the install disc. But I didn't mention that you need to look for it while you're in Windows. Did you do so while you were in Windows or in Mac?

Yup. I checked it on both the OS, Mac and Windows. But I didn't find anything relating to bootcamp on the install disk. I even checked the 'readme' file, but I didn't find anything. Can you please just brief me once that what would I have to do, I would like to know what I'll have to do to if I want to do it myself..
Do I have to remove the hard drive and repair it (or whatever I have to do) from another system? I'm sorry for not asking you about the downgrading..

No problemo. Well, If I were you, I'd just do a complete reinstall, format and reinstall (if I had no data on the HDD). If you have data on the HDD, take it to an Apple store if you can. If not, then you can clean-install Snow Leopard like this:

Ah, and I found out what Windows Support Software is. My bad :( Should've guided you correctly in the first place, sorry! Install ios app on mac.
(watch from 1:20 onwards)

Now what YOU can do:
EITHER clean install Snow Leopard, and upgrade to Lion (don't worry you won't need to repurchase it)
OR you can visit an Apple store.. <--- better

So, is there no other way for saving the data except for going to the Apple Store?

Can't we even see the data, so as to think about it once??

The problem is - there is no apple store in my locality..

I solved the problem! I just reinstalled the Mac OS X Lion with the install dvd I had burnt when I downloaded it, and it worked perfectly fine! It was suggested by the apple advisor on the phone. Thanks!

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