Can't install Windows 7

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by A Macbook Pro, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. A Macbook Pro macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2009
    I get this error when trying to partition via boot camp assistant: The installer disc could not be found. Insert your Windows installer disc and wait a few seconds for the disc to be recognised.

    I'm using an external USB drive because my Macbook Air doesn't have an optical drive. So I put the ISO on the USB using the Microsoft Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool and also tried using command prompt on a Windows 7 computer to no avail. I have tried different USB drives multiple times but I still can't get it to work! I'm running Lion. I've tried to create a partition via Disk Utility but when I boot into the USB it says the partition can't be used for Windows 7 regardless of how many times I format or delete it. Any help?
  2. falconxp, Aug 20, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2011

    falconxp macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2011
    The Netherlands
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    When I installed Windows 7 on my Air, I let Bootcamp do everything. Bootcamp created the Windows 7 install stick using and ISO image I just pointed to, downloaded the drivers, partitioned the disk, and rebooted into the stick to kick off the Windows setup process. It was honestly the easiest OS install experience I've ever had.

    It's hard to tell from your post but its not clear if you ran Bootcamp and just followed the instructions/wizard or you tried to do something manually.
  4. turbotoes macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2010
    What he said!!!!!

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