HELP: Macmini 2011 + Thunderbolt Display + Windows 7 = Black Screen

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by readman, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. readman, Apr 17, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012

    readman macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2012
    Hey guys,

    I have a mac mini 2011 with thunderbolt display.
    I want to install windows 7.
    I follow the Boot camp.
    I got black screen, after macmini restart and loading windows installing files.
    I am using a 8gb USB.

    I tried to disconnect all my USB => black screen.
    I tried to use another Windows 7 ISO => black screen.

    Help please
  2. furiabarto macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2012
    HELP: Macmini 2011 + Thunderbolt Display + Windows 7 = Black Screen

    Hi readman:

    I've got the same issue after installing Windows 7, seems an incompatibility between Intel HD Graphics card and Windows standard drivers, but solved after booting Windows in low-res mode and installed Bootcamp drivers.

    What I did was:
    1. On OS X, goto BootCamp utility and select the option to create a dvd with the latest drivers.
    2. Burn the DVD with the BootCamp drivers.
    3. Boot on Windows 7 and press F6 before any screen
    4. When text screen appears press F8 for options.
    5. Select low res mode (640x480)
    6. Now the system will boot in low res and you can go to the file Explorer, select your DVD Drive where Bootcamp drivers were burned and run Setup.exe.
    7. Install drivers and reboot.
    8. Everything should be fixed


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