Need help: Cant install W7 on Mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by freelancer27, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. freelancer27 macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    just got my new RMBP and want to install W7 on it.

    So I downloaded W7 Ultimate from my company's website. Then I started bootcamp. I inserted a Windows USD external harddrive.

    I checked the three items in bootcamp:

    - Create a W7 install disk
    - Dowload the lates Windows support software from Apple
    - Install W7

    When I go ahead the program tries to for format my external hard drive but always fails saying: "Your bootable USD drive could not be created".

    What can I do????

    Please I need your help because I need to work with this mac.

    Thank you very much.
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Do you mean USB drive? I'm guessing that your Mac can't see the drive on boot up, and therefore can't read the files required. I don't use Bootcamp or Windows but many here do...Maybe a direct download to a Windows partition? Others here will help.
     
  3. freelancer27 thread starter macrumors member

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    I can see the external hard drive but somehow it always fails when Bootcamp wants to use it...

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    It formats the drive but then when it wants to copy the windows files it fails...
     
  4. AntnyMikal macrumors regular

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  5. freelancer27 thread starter macrumors member

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  6. AntnyMikal macrumors regular

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    Might want to try a different HD or thumb drive. I know quite a few people have said that's worked for them.

    I just put W7 ultimate on my MM a few days ago with bootcamp. It didn't like my first thumb drive so went and got a 8gb from Walmart for 8$ and that worked first try.
     
  7. freelancer27 thread starter macrumors member

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    The iso install file is "just" 3.32GB big. I heard that W7 would take at least 7GB. Why is that?
     
  8. eeclipse16 macrumors member

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    Follow this video I made, I think your missing A couple steps. You have to reformat the Windows partition before you install W7. I used 2 different USB drives to do my install, one for the drivers and one for W7.

    Http://www.youtube.com/diyallday its the first video just hit play.
     
  9. freelancer27 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks,

    I was able to install W7 finally. But now I have the problem that I dont know how to get back to Mac OS. When I boot it always boots into the Windows partition.

    Plus: Where and how do I get the drivers for Windows (GPU, Wlan cards and all that) to my Mac Book. Can I just use regular drivers or do I need to get special Mac drivers?

    Thank you very much for all your help!
     
  10. freelancer27 thread starter macrumors member

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    So,

    I was able to install everything. And W7 seems to run pretty smooth at full resolution.

    I just have one last issue:

    I made a 50GB partition for W7. Installed W7 and steam and now I have just 9.5GB left of 50GB. WTF!? How come? I thought W7 would just be around 7-9GB big? Where did all my space go?

    Thanks for the help
     

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