patmort02

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Mar 2, 2006
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Hello everyone,

I am attempting to install Windows 7 on my new retina macbook pro. I downloaded the Windows 7 iso right from the Microsoft website and ran bootcamp assistant. I selected "create Windows 7 install disk" and it began to format my 16GB USB drive and then started copying windows files. At about 85% it just...stops. I've waited up to an hour and it simply just does not do anything further.

I have tried this on multiple USB drives with no luck. I also tried just installing Windows anyway since it seemed like there were a good amount of install files on the drive, but that also failed.

I've done multiple searches and I've seen quite a few people with the same issue, but there doesn't seem to be a concrete answer. Anyone have any ideas?
 

SandboxGeneral

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Hello everyone,

I am attempting to install Windows 7 on my new retina macbook pro. I downloaded the Windows 7 iso right from the Microsoft website and ran bootcamp assistant. I selected "create Windows 7 install disk" and it began to format my 16GB USB drive and then started copying windows files. At about 85% it just...stops. I've waited up to an hour and it simply just does not do anything further.

I have tried this on multiple USB drives with no luck. I also tried just installing Windows anyway since it seemed like there were a good amount of install files on the drive, but that also failed.

I've done multiple searches and I've seen quite a few people with the same issue, but there doesn't seem to be a concrete answer. Anyone have any ideas?

Try making the install disc with a CD instead of USB disk.
 

patmort02

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Original poster
Mar 2, 2006
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I have a retina macbook pro...so I don't have an optical drive. The only option in Boot Camp assistant is via USB drive anyway.
 
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