BootCamp: Windows 7 won't install!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LittleKeenBean, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. LittleKeenBean macrumors newbie

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    Yes it's 32bit. But apparently it's a windows problem. It would keep getting hung at "Completing Installation" stuff.

    I tried all of the following:
    Plugged a USB mouse and kept pressing a button
    Partitioned using BootCamp, and on the drive select screen I formatted the disc.
    On drive select: pressed "delete", then "new" on the BootCamp partition
    Used a brand new disc
    Fresh install of Snow Leopard

    Was wondering if anyone else have different options to try? I have installed Windows 7 on bootcamp twice before on this macbook pro and it worked flawlessly. I am starting to think it might be a hardware interference.
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I believe only 64-bit is supported.

    If you don't have the 64-bit disc… Unless you absolutely need 32-bit, just download a 64-bit image online, burn it to a DVD and install with your 32-bit key.

    Anyways I've never been able to install with a 32-bit disc and when I used a 64-bit disc it worked.
     
  3. LittleKeenBean thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really? I'll try it right now and see what happens. From what I know when my Mac came out they said that 64 bit was not compatible with BootCamp.

    I bought my MBP July of 2010 and it's only 13" running core 2 duo if that changes anything.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Also make sure you're installing from the internal optical drive.

    Only the MacBook Air supports an external drive.
     
  5. LittleKeenBean thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't use an external except for storage. Well the 64 bit worked. I was stoked. But then after activation and all that it hangs on a black screen after I choose to boot on the Windows HD. This is what happened with my 32bit that caused me to reinstall Windows. I have no idea..it won't bring me to log in, just black screen.
     
  6. rollsrock25 macrumors newbie

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    Make sure the CD is burned at 4x.
     
  7. LittleKeenBean thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's not the CD. It was able to successfully install once. Makes no sense. I burned it at 2.4x speed just to play it safe but I don't know why burning it slower would mess it up though.
     

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