black screen when launching windows installer

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Zakamodo, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Zakamodo macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2013
    I have a late 2012 21.5 imac. I tried to install windows 7 using an external disc drive & bootcamp.I downloaded the windows support software, burnt it to a disk, partioned the HD, the mac restarted but the windows installer failed to launch. I just got a black screen with a white cursor in the top left hand corner. Its been there for hours. I called Apple who after doing some checks said I needed to contact Microsoft! I have a genuine copy of windows 7 home premium.

    I would appreciate any help. Is the external disc drive the problem? If so I have no idea how to install my windows from a usb.

  2. Zakamodo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2013
    Solved by simply taking out a peripheral attached to a usb slot. Installer then loaded in seconds and W7 installed without problems.

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