cant install windows with bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mikki1211, May 18, 2012.

  1. mikki1211 macrumors newbie

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    May 17, 2012
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    firstly i want to say i have been a mac osx user for one week now and i love it more and more. but this installing windows and bootcamp drives me mad, been searching the net and trying different guides for 2 days now.
    i got a macbook pro with 17" inch screen.

    i launch bootcamp assistant download driver support and everything works just fine until I'm gonna divede the size of each partition. then i get the error massage "the installer disc could not be found"

    -I've tried putting windows on a flash drive.
    -creating windows bootable flash drive.
    -tryed windows xp cd.
    -different windows 7 versions, and still nothing.
    -searched the net and tried loads of different guides / things(burn, Refit...)

    when i have searched the internet many people say that i should just create a partition for windows and reboot then install windows, but the only thing i have is the "install" button, there is no option to just create a partition. i got boat camp version 4.0.3
    is there a way to downgrade bootcamp.

    i hope that one of you mac-geniuses are able to help me before the mac goes out the windows (i live on 3th floor)

    and the reason i want windows is because i got some software that just isn't able to run on osx.
     
  2. murphychris macrumors 6502a

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    Mar 19, 2012
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    Read this and then tell us EXACTLY at which step where things go wrong.


    What software? Are you sure it can't run in a virtual machine? Boot Camp is for games and things that don't perform well in a VM.
     

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