unable to boot from win7 usb

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Loewii, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Loewii macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2011
    I'm trying to install windows 7 on my 15" mbp running OSX lion.
    It's a end 2011 series.
    I have a working bootable USB created with the "windows 7 usb dvd tool"
    I'm pretty sure it works because i'm able to boot from it on my windows xp pc.
    Using bootcamp, i made a 75Gb windows partition,
    but wen the mbp restarts after making the partition i only get a black screen saying
    "no bootable device insert boot disk and press any key"
    I've tried taking the usb out, and putting it back in, no succes.
    I've hit every key on my keyboard, no succes.
    Also, I can't use the usb as a start up disk, because it isn't in the list (in the preferance panel)
    I hope someone can help me with my problem.
    Funny how the only trouble i've had with mac in 8 years, is installing windows.
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    i think ive read issues with installing from usb, do you not have a windows 7 dvd?

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