Can't Install Win 7 vis Boot Camp

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jtwanabe, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. jtwanabe macrumors newbie

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    Oct 23, 2006
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    I'm trying to clean install Win7 & on my iMac. I did it a while back with XP no problem. I think my problem is that I don't know just how to utilize the Boot Camp 3.1 utility. At first I thought it was a mac program but if I'm correct it is actually a program that is run from windows. I have downloaded the boot camp 3.1 from the Apple site. So here is what I have done .... where am I going wrong.

    1- start bootcamp assistant
    2- partition harddrive
    3- format bootcamp side for windows
    4- start windows installation
    5- watch as it installs
    (here is where it falls apart)
    6- watch as it goes into this unending reboot loop :(

    At what point and how do the boot camp 3.1 drivers come into play?

    What am I doing wrong. Please type slowly as I'm a slow learner sometimes.
     
  2. JaHull macrumors member

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    You should install the Boot Camp drivers after Windows has got to the desktop as you would any other install, if it is going into a never ending reboot cycle i would guess there is something wrong with Windows and maybe try re-install it
     
  3. jtwanabe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oct 23, 2006
    #3
    Can't Get To Windows

    I've reinstalled several times but can't get past this memory dump-black screen
    -loading windows loop

    Others have had this problem also.

    What exactly does the boot camp program do?
     

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