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Old May 10, 2013, 06:09 AM   #1
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Boot win7 x64

I've installed win7 x64 on my late 2012 MBA 13" and when i boot in windows there is a black screen with a line flashing for about 1 minute and after that starts loading windows. Is this delay ok? Or i have to do something?
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Old May 10, 2013, 10:13 PM   #2
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Same thing happens to mine. I've even had it not boot for me before too. Just sat at that screen for like 10 minutes. A quick reboot fixed it though.

If there is a way to make it boot quicker I would love to know.
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Old May 11, 2013, 12:56 AM   #3
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I thought this had to do with the boot loader. If you are using some kind of windows activation remover it'd explain a lot. If you are using a legitimate windows copy, I remember there were ways to modify the boot loader to work better with Apple computers, might want to look into that.
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Old May 11, 2013, 03:30 AM   #4
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x2 for cracked Windows bootloader fail.
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Old May 18, 2013, 02:09 AM   #5
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I run a legit copy of Win 7 pro 64-bit OEM with no issues on booting. I am using it bootcamped with Mountain Lion
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