Bootcamp Windows 7 failure

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SamB11, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. SamB11 macrumors member

    SamB11

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    Hi. Tried to install windows 7 through usb on my rMBP. Everything went smoothly untill i got to the actuall windows install part, where it got as far as expanding windows files and it got stuck on 65%. After about 15 minutes of it being stuck on this i gave up and deleted the partition and am now back to just running OS X on an unpartitioned drive. any suggestions to get the install to work?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I think you might have been a bit impatient. I would have let it sit there for a bit longer.

    In the past, I set the install to go, and leave the computer to itself, when its finally at that point of expanding/installing. I then come back an hour later and see where its at.
     
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    I would have waited a bit longer than 15 minutes as well.

    Give it another try and make sure you have a large enough partition for everything with room to grow.
     
  4. SamB11 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll give it another try tomorrow. The partition was 45gb
     

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