Boot Camp wont write data to DVD to allow win 7 install

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Newmac50, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Newmac50 macrumors newbie

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    Hello, total Mac newbie here!

    I am trying to install win 7 via Boot Camp on iMac 9,1.
    Boot Camp says it will download necessary drivers, goes through download, and then asks whether I want to burn data to DVD or save on external device.
    I choose DVD, insert DVD, a dropdown menu appears asking at what speed etc and then I click BURN... and nothing happens.
    Super Drive works fine; it plays movies, burns DVDs etc.
    Any ideas will be appreciated!
    Thanks.
    Newmac50 :confused:
     
  2. RichardBeer, Jan 16, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2011

    RichardBeer macrumors regular

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    From my experience when dual booting Windows with boot camp, you simply select a partition size, insert the Windows boot disc and then restart. Once the installation procedure has completed, then you install the required drivers for graphics, input, etc from the OS X Applications disc that ships with the mac.

    At least this is how my experience has been in regards to drivers with a Macbook Pro 5,5. I'd advise to try an installation anyway and then try inserting the OS X applications disc. Deleting the Windows partition is quick and easy if it doesn't work out so no harm in trying.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Newmac50 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Many thanks, I will try as you suggest and see what happens...:)
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Several folks have mentioned that there is a "I already have the drivers on disc" button in this dialog that can get you past the dialog box you are stuck on.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1075650

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