Bootcamp Error “Windows cannot locate the disk and partition specified in the unattend answer files setting. Make sure the setting references a valid partition and restart the installation”

Windows cannot locate the disk and partition specified in the unattend answer files setting. Make sure the setting references a valid partition and restart the installation

Are you trying to install Windows on Mac? Did you get the error “Windows cannot locate the disk and partition specified in the unattend answer files <ImageInstall> setting. Make sure the setting references a valid partition and restart the installation”?

In this post, we are going to show you how to solve this error in BootCamp Windows installation ;D

Fix “Windows cannot locate the disk and partition specified in the unattend answer files <ImageInstall> setting. Make sure the setting references a valid partition and restart the installation”

The problem here is related to the permissions of the mac. If your Windows ISO is on an external drive, your installation will fail because you have no permissions to read the files.

The fix is as easy as using a Windows ISO hosted on your mac internal HDD/SSD. That will make Windows able to reach the installation file πŸ˜€

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