Problems Installing Windows on MacBook Pro Retina

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by themeade, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. themeade macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    so i have followed all the tutorials etc and im having no luck. I have gone through all the bootcamp etc and then the macbook reboots, expecting to start the windows installation. Then all i get it a black screen, for hours. Doesnt do anything!

    I have the windows disk in an external dvd drive but it just doesnt seem to be booting windows setup.

    Anyone else experienced these problems?

    thanks

    mike
     
  2. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    IIRC unless your external drive is an Apple superdrive, it won't work ... burn the ISO to a USB key and install it that way. Search for the mydigitallife URL where you can re download W7 ISO.
     
  3. themeade thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi mate, thanks for the reply.
    I have also tried that with no luck. I have a 16gb usb drive.

    Surely it wouldnt have compatibility problems with 16gb drives??

    thanks
     
  4. kensic macrumors 6502

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    have you tried, putting the superdrive back into the laptop (with the disc in ofcourse) and start up the laptop to see if windows will install?
     
  5. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Not sure why, I've installed both w7 and w8 on the rMBP with no issues
     

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