Bootcamp Issues - PLEASE HELP!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mitch-24, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. mitch-24 macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2011
    Ok, I have had the most frustrating couple of days trying to get bootcamp to work, absolute nightmare.

    First of, when I was trying to partition my drive it wouldn't let me, and it took about a day to work that one out, and then when I inserted Windows 7 for the installation process, it said 'Install disk not found' (and i'm sorry it was a download of vuze of windows 7 :eek:) But my dad can get a legit one but it takes a few weeks and `i didn't want to wait that long! Ok, so I downloaded Windows off the internet, if your gonna lecture me about it then don't bother, not interested :)

    Anyway, I downloaded a trial of Parallels and the windows image file worked fine, and I am running Windows perfectly off it, but I wanted bootcamp to play FSX through windows and this isn't possible through bootcamp (is it?!)

    I burned windows onto a DVD again, the right way this time I think (using DVD-R) format, and the computer rebooted at the installation process of bootcamp, and I thought I had done it, at last, but low and behold I get a black screen with the message 'Cannot Boot - Code 5 Error' or something like that, definitely a code 5, and that where I'm stuck now.

    Maybe I should try a different DVD format? run it off a flash drive? It cant be the windows as I am running it perfectly on parallels?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

    MacBook Pro
    15" Mid-2010
    2.66 GHz Intel Core i7
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512 MB
    Mac OS X Lion 10.7 (11A511)
  2. wpotere Guest

    Oct 7, 2010
    You can run windows legitimately for 30 days. That should give you enough time to buy a key and become legit.

    Did you burn the ISO on to the DVD or the contents of the ISO on to the DVD?
  3. mitch-24 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2011
  4. wpotere Guest

    Oct 7, 2010
    Looking at the site I am leaning towards no. It does not look like a legit reseller. ISO is a container of files like a zip. So, you have to burn the contents of the ISO file to the cd, not the ISO file itself.

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