Need Help Installing Windows 7 64-bit on new 2010 MBP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by KWarp, May 12, 2010.

  1. KWarp macrumors newbie


    May 22, 2009
    I just bought a new 2010 Macbook Pro and love it, but Windows is giving me headaches.

    I am trying to install Windows 7 Professional x64. I downloaded the installation iso from MSDN, burned it to a disk, and successfully booted from the disk. However, when it starts actual installation, I get this error: "a required CD/DVD device driver is missing". It asks me to find the driver, and won't let me continue with installation. Any ideas?

    Some things on my mind:
    Maybe I actually need a driver? Where can I find it?
    Maybe my CD drive is faulty?
    Can I do a bootable USB drive?
  2. balamw Moderator


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    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
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    Mroogle will answer the second one. I've posted a guide to make a bootable USB various times.

    I think the first driver issue has come up before too. Try burning the image again at slower speed or on different media and verify the size and checksum of your ISO.


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