USB Bootable Windows 7 problems?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Odysee, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. Odysee macrumors regular


    May 13, 2007
    Thank you very much for taking the time do to that for me.

    I am running into problem. I have freshly installed Mavericks and now created a bootable USB drive to install Windows 7 but every time the computer restarts to install Windows 7, I get the following error "No booteable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"

    For whatever reason, the system is not recognizing it.. is there a tutorial out there to make sure that I am doing it correctly?


    Thank you!
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Does the Mac you're installing Windows 7 on have an optical drive? If it does, you can not use a bootable USB drive to do the installation. There are work arounds though. Do a search of the forums.
  3. Odysee thread starter macrumors regular


    May 13, 2007
    Thank you for your reply. Yes, the Mac has an optical drive. I have pretty much tried everything you can think of and I still cannot get this to work.

    Could you please provide me with some links you have know to get this working?


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