Error installing Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by RapsacDK, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. RapsacDK, Dec 19, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2011

    RapsacDK macrumors member


    Jul 27, 2010
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    I've started the naive quest it is, to get something Microsoft has made to work on my MacBook Pro. I'm trying to install Windows 7 through Boot Camp.

    Of course, something fails. I get an error while installing Windows. This window pops up after the screen where it copies all the files from the install DVD.


    This is Danish and translated to English it says: "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."

    Now. If I press "OK" it will reboot, load the Windows installation and send me to the exact same situation again -- it's an evil cycle.

    Any thoughts? If not how to install Windows, then at least how to abandon this cycle so I can use my MacBook again.

    Why this might have happened? I've changed my internal DVD drive with an SSD (onto which I'm installing.. it is partitioned into a 95gb mac os x partition and now a 20 gb windows partition), so I'm being forced into using an HP external DVD drive (through USB), which might not have been loaded at the point this popup occurs? I don't know. Could be a guess, though. The same error pops up if I remove the drive completely.
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    There have been some issues with "localized" versions of Windows. You may wish to confirm that Danish is supported by the Boot Camp installer.

  3. wpotere Guest

    Oct 7, 2010
    Pointless post... :rolleyes: Win 7 is way better than XP.

    As for problem, +1 on the localized issue. I saw this with a German version once.
  4. RapsacDK thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 27, 2010
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Hi guys. I'll check up on that, thanks. I worked my way out of the cycle by:

    1. Inserting my Snow Leopard disk into the DVD
    2. Hold C after the start up tone to boot from disk
    3. Begin installation of Snow Leopard
    4. When top bar appear, go to one of the sections and select "Start disk"
    5. Select partition with Mac OS X
    6. Reboot
    7. Enjoy Lion :)

    If anybody else ever ends up in a situation similar to me, you can do the above.

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