Boot Camp Problems

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  1. pizzafordinna macrumors member

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    I've installed Windows 7 using Bootcamp before a few years ago. Something about the install has changed since then and I cannot find a way to get around this problem. I am trying to install Windows 7 on a Macbook Pro. I have the installation CD. When I partition the HD and the computer restarts it goes into a Windows 7 install screen. the first thing that pops up is a notice saying I need to install the drivers. However, the eject button will not work so that I can put the snow leopard CD in. I have also tried to download the drivers and I put them onto my external HD and when I tried to select the folder from the browse menu, it wouldn't recognize them. How on earth do I get the drivers onto this computer?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    In Windows Explorer you can right click on the DVD drive icon and select to EJECT the disc.
     
  3. frito1224 macrumors regular

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    i'm having a similar problem trying to install vista on a 08 imac
     
  4. frito1224 macrumors regular

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    i tried that it would not let me right click
     
  5. pizzafordinna thread starter macrumors member

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    Same for me. No right click feature available
     
  6. ajcrow93 macrumors member

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    Try a control click. That might give you a right click?
     
  7. pizzafordinna thread starter macrumors member

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    what about going file>eject, or whatever it is? I think in windows 7 you have to hit option first to make the menu appear in explorer.
     
  9. simsaladimbamba, Jul 31, 2011
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    Do you have any kind of external corded USB mouse?

    Or:
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  10. pizzafordinna, Jul 31, 2011
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    pizzafordinna thread starter macrumors member

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    Yay I was able to eject using a USB wired mouse. However when I put the CD in and selected the CD the installer came back with a window saying that no usable drivers were found. Also i'm not sure how to post pictures of the windows that are coming up...I feel like that would be helpful towards a solution if i could post what the window i'm stuck on looks like.

    correction- The CD i'm talking about is the Snow Leopard install CD
     
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  12. pizzafordinna thread starter macrumors member

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    figured out the problem. Microsoft sold me a corrupt copy of Windows 7. They mailed me a free replacement that worked fine:)
     

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