Bootcamp Assistant shuts down MBP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by JohnHamilton, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. JohnHamilton macrumors newbie

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    Im trying to install windows on my Mac using bootcamp i have a windows 7 ISO file and a USB stick which im trying to boot from I have but when installed the windows installer onto the USB but when Bootcamp Assistant in the process of partitioning the drive it just shuts down and re boots my mac and i get a black screen telling me no bootable device, also tried holding alt at startup and booting the usb that way but its no recognised any help appreciated.
     
  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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  3. JohnHamilton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    13" MacBook Pro Early 2011
    Removed my optical drive and installed an SSD
    Running Yosemite beta
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Go back to Mavericks, Yosemite is beta and bound to be buggy.
     
  5. JohnHamilton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im only running Yosemite on a partition tried it on Mavericks as well same issue
     
  6. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    MacBooks that come with an optical drive can only install Windows from the optical drive.
    There is no way around this.
     
  7. JohnHamilton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So there is no way at all for me to run windows on my mac ?
     
  8. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    You can but you have to put the optical drive back in order to install.
     
  9. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Not with your set up. You need to remove one of your OS X installations and put the optical drive back in.
     

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