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Old Feb 7, 2013, 02:58 PM   #1
themeade
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Problems Installing Windows on MacBook Pro Retina

Hi Guys,

so i have followed all the tutorials etc and im having no luck. I have gone through all the bootcamp etc and then the macbook reboots, expecting to start the windows installation. Then all i get it a black screen, for hours. Doesnt do anything!

I have the windows disk in an external dvd drive but it just doesnt seem to be booting windows setup.

Anyone else experienced these problems?

thanks

mike
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 03:42 PM   #2
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IIRC unless your external drive is an Apple superdrive, it won't work ... burn the ISO to a USB key and install it that way. Search for the mydigitallife URL where you can re download W7 ISO.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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hi mate, thanks for the reply.
I have also tried that with no luck. I have a 16gb usb drive.

Surely it wouldnt have compatibility problems with 16gb drives??

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Old Feb 8, 2013, 10:53 AM   #4
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have you tried, putting the superdrive back into the laptop (with the disc in ofcourse) and start up the laptop to see if windows will install?
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 11:11 AM   #5
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Not sure why, I've installed both w7 and w8 on the rMBP with no issues
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