Refit, iMac i5 and bootable usb. Installing windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tonyrb, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. tonyrb macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2011
    Hi all,

    I´ve just bought an i5 iMac, and i´m trying to install windows 7 via USB.
    I´ve installed refit and made my 8 GB pen drive bootable.
    When i restart my computer, my usb appears as bootable, but when i select it to start windows instalation, my screen goes black and this message shows up: Insert a bootable device, and press any key.

    The thing is, that 2 hours ago, i´ve installed windows 7 following the same steps on my MacBook intel core duo 2.0ghz unibody, and worked fine!

    Please, can anyone help me??
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Unfortunately this just confirms what I always say. USB boot may work but is never guaranteed to work for all Macs.


    You might be able to try one of the other approaches in the "without superdrive" thread (i.e. create an internal throwaway partition to install from).


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