boot camp wont recognize windows disk

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ryan290707, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Ryan290707 macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2010
    I am trying to do a clean install of windows 7 using two upgrade disks (windows vista and windows 7) after windows vista was wiped from my hard drive when my hd crashed. I put in the windows vista disk after partitioning my hard drive (using only 5gb for windows side) and the disk cannot be recognized. It ends up trying to load for 20min then finally allows me to pop it back out. Can anyone direct me how to fix this and install windows using these two disks? My macbook pro is running snow leopard if that matters. Thanks in advance.

  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Does the Vista disc work on any other computer? If not you probably have to get a replacement disc...
  3. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    why did you partition your hd for windows so small....that's just good enough to do nothing :eek:
    i'm taking guess, but don't you need a full version of windows vista or win 7 to install it? i know you can upgrade windows vista to windows 7, but i dont think you can do a clean install with just upgrade versions.

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