Problem installing Windows in Boot Camp

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  1. La Chupacabra macrumors newbie

    La Chupacabra

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    Hello,
    I'm having a problem with Windows 7 installation in boot camp. I've done many times before, but every time I try to do it again, the same problem always appears.
    When I start boot camp on my MBP it only allows me to download Windows Support software, the other option to install Windows is not available. When I try to download the software it comes up with some error message that it's not available.
    My questions are:
    1) Why the option Install or remove Windows 7 is not available?
    2) If I downloaded BootCamp files straight from Apple site can I skip that step from Boot Camp assistant and go straight to Windows installation?
    3) Is the normal installation disc with Windows 7 is OK to use for a installation?
     
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  3. La Chupacabra, Jan 21, 2014
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    La Chupacabra thread starter macrumors newbie

    La Chupacabra

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    It's 64 bit Windows 7, Mac OS is Maverick. MBP is from 2010. Is it essential to download Windows support software first in order to install Windows 7? When I try to download it it gives me a message that it is not currently available from the software server update.
     
  4. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

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    Had the identical issue downloading from their servers for my Mac Pro a few months ago. Download 5.0.5033 from apple bootcamp site direct, unpack the contents and copy the lot to the root of a fat formatted usb stick. Untick the support box and press next to install 7x64!

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    The 7 DVD has to be the full version else the bca software will not accept it btw..
     

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