Installing Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by NoamGM, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. NoamGM, Mar 12, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2012

    NoamGM macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2012
    I have downloaded the ISO from Microsoft's site (

    I have burnt the ISO into a disc, used boot camp, it restarted - everything went fine it started installing from the disc (still the black screen install) and suddenly I got this error saying I'm missing the file: \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe

    What did I do wrong?
  2. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2010
    I never came across that when I installed Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro. Does the problem repeat if you start the process again?
  3. sejong macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2009
    If this message was displayed even before the first Install Windows dialog appeared, you might have inadvertently done an EFI boot. Try restarting the computer holding down the alt/option key to bring up the boot device menu, and boot from the Windows optical disk (or flash drive) icon, not the EFI Boot optical disk (or flash drive) icon.

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