Mavericks, Windows 7, No bootable Device!

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  1. qpbeats macrumors newbie

    qpbeats

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    ***I know this has been written on 100x over, and I've tried everything, I'm hoping maybe somebody can shed some light so I can stop banging my head against the wall***

    Setup:
    Late 2011 MBP running Mavericks
    250GB Crucial SSD
    16BGB RAM

    What I have tried
    - Modifying bootcamp Plist to allow creation of USB install disk.
    - Going thru the bootcamp process: creating usb install, partition, restart...
    - Tried 3 different USB dongles and a 1TB Seagate External HD

    Successfully created an install disc with the 4 different storage devices, all of which resulted in
    "No Bootable Device -- Insert boot disk and press any key"

    What hasn't worked
    - Holding the option key upon startup, does not give the option to boot the USB or anything related to the bootcamp partition
    - Installing rEIFt does not help boot from USB or anything related to the bootcamp partition

    What else can I do at this point?

    Is it my hardware? Does having a Crucial SSD as opposed to the stock Mac harddrive make a difference?

    I've been at this for days...I'm going insane. o_O

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. StarShot macrumors 6502a

    StarShot

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  3. qpbeats thread starter macrumors newbie

    qpbeats

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    Thank you for your suggestion. But what does Parallels have to do with Bootcamp?
     
  4. StarShot macrumors 6502a

    StarShot

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    Just another method of running Windows on an Apple laptop or comptuer. I'm using Bootcamp on my iMac and Parallels on my MacBook Air. I think it's easier to go back and forth between OS-X and Windows with Parallels, but there are advantages to going with Bootcamp as well. The main advantage with the Bootcamp option is that it's free.
     

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