Can't Start Windows 7 Installation!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SonicAdvDX, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. SonicAdvDX macrumors newbie

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    Okay, I just downloaded Windows 7 (64-bit) from my school's software hub and burned it to a bootable disc. I partitioned my drive, and was able to boot from the installation CD. Now, for some reason, my copy of Windows 7 must be different from EVERYBODY else's, because when I start, it asks for the language, and then I click begin install.

    Here's where te problem comes. I immediately get a dialogue box that says I am missing a required device driver in order to continue the installation. Please insert the CD, USB, etc. with the required drivers. (Of course, it doesn't tell me what they are.) Now, here is where I would put in my Snow Leopard disk, if it weren't for the fact that the disk REFUSES to eject. So, I can't even begin the installation at all.

    Is there somewhere I can go on the disk to find these drivers and put them on a USB flash drive? Or any other work around for this?

    Please help... :(
     
  2. mac-novice macrumors newbie

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    I've got exactly the same problem. So you know, you don't have a completely different version of windows7 than everyone else ;) However, no solution yet.
     
  3. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

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    What mac are you using? Did you set up a boot camp partition first?
     
  4. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    Connect an external USB DVD drive?
     
  5. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Ugh not looking forward to this; I elected to spring for the DVD for $13 more and I pray it's not going to be like pulling teeth to go from XP->Win7.
     
  6. mac-novice macrumors newbie

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    Apparently the problem exists only with the win7x64 version downloadable via msdn aa. Make sure the *.iso is burned correctly and finalized. In a nutshell the error regularly doesn't have anything to do with win7 or your mac BUT with the DVD you are using.
     
  7. gugucom macrumors 68020

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