Tried installing WIndows 7 in Bootcamp...Loads w/ Black Screen?

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  1. MrDexx macrumors member

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    Hi All,

    I followed the instructions from Apples website to install Windows 7 on a partition within Bootcamp...

    the installation goes fine initially, but when the computer restarts to go into Windows 7 to finish the installation...it starts the restart but as it enters Windows the screen goes black!

    I tried doing the recommendation of putting some drivers on a USB flash drive and connecting the USB directly into one of the backports of the monitor...no success...

    Anyone had a similar issue or know whats going wrong?

    This is on an '10 iMac i7 27"

    Please help =(

    ~Dexx
     
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

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  3. djrod macrumors 65816

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    This solved my problems with my 09 i7 iMac. It's not an appe failure, but microsoft.
     
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  5. djrod macrumors 65816

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    Because the ATI drivers bundled with the OS, also Windows is a Microsoft product, not Apple's.
     
  6. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    It's an apple failure. Apple uses a cryptic hack to install windows, which is not how it's meant to be installed. Windows 7 works fine with all other manufacturer's computers.
     
  7. green86 macrumors 6502

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    And Windows 7 runs fines on thousands of Macs. Op, just a quick question.. is the install disk still in the drive when you reboot?
     
  8. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    It wouldn't matter if the install disc is still in the computer because a screen will come saying 'Press any key to boot from CD or DVD...' which, if nothing is pressed, will continue to boot from the hard drive.
     
  9. Nordichund macrumors 6502

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    I have installed Windows using BootCamp about 5 times now on 3 different kinds of Mac, and everyone has been a nightmare when it comes to the "Press any key" message.
    As far as I remember if nothing is pressed the message just stays there. The problem is something I believe to do with Windows not recognizing an Apple keyboard, though I guess somebody on here would know the real reason.

    To the OP good luck and keep trying, you will get there in the end. Personally, I think it could be an Apple trick to bring out the frustrations of using Windows at an early stage :D
     
  10. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    I guess everyone's experience is there own. I've had no problems install Windows on an Apple computer. But then again, I have run into problems installing Windows on computers built for Windows. I've even had problems installing OS X on an Apple computer in the past.
     
  11. green86 macrumors 6502

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    When I installed Win 7 for the first time, my MBP had the same issue. Everytime I restarted, after the installation, it hung at the black screen. I was really frustrated until I took out the install disk; it then booted into Windows for the first time. It never prompted me to press any key.
     
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  13. MrDexx thread starter macrumors member

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    Got it figured out on my next try guys =)

    I just re-deleted the partial partition I had created, re-formatted the USB flashdrive, and tried again as per the Apple support site instructions...good to go!

    Took me another 15-20 min to figure out how to get the Magic Mouse working with Windows 7, but a bootcamp 3.1 installation later...good to go!

    Thanks everyone =)

    ~Dexx
     
  14. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    This specific issue is due to the UEFI version in the Mac Pro. W7 (x64) doesn't support this but there is a workaround by creating your own W7 installation DVD. Known issue and there are clear instructions on the internet to be found.
     

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