How Do I Eject the Windows Installation Disc

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  1. bildio, Apr 16, 2011
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    bildio macrumors regular

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    I'm installing bootcamp with Windows 7.

    I can't see how to eject the Windows 7 installation disc to proceed to the next step of installing the drivers from the Mac OS disc.

    I'm not sure if it has something to do with not be able to perform the right button mouse click equivalent. I can left mouse click, but not right mouse click.

    Got the answer from Apple support. Okay now.

    Shutdown Windows 7. Power up holding down the Option key. Select disc, & press eject button on MBP.
     
  2. pol0001 macrumors 6502

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    Other way:

    1. In Windows open the Explorer (cmd + e)
    2. Select the DVD in the drive list on the left side.
    3. Click: File --> Eject
     
  3. bildio, Apr 16, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011

    bildio thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't see an option for executing 3, i.e., I don't see a File menu.
     
  4. emiljan macrumors 6502

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    in windows explorer you can right click on the DVD drive and click "eject".
     
  5. johnnj macrumors 6502a

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    In the past (maybe it's different now), Post-install Windows wasn't able to eject the Win install disk the normal ways (right click, kbd shortcuts, etc) because it needed a driver that gets installed from the Bootcamp installer.

    That's why Apple said to restart it and eject the disk before it had a chance to mount. Then you can install the Bootcamp stuff which enables the eject button and the normal ejection means within Windows.

    Maybe it's different now, but that's what I experienced consistently in the past.
     
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