Windows 7 64-bit via Boot Camp and Retina MacBook Pro (PCIe SSD)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kolax, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I'm having trouble getting Windows 7 to install on a retina MacBook Pro that has a PCIe SSD. I boot off the USB stick, get to the point where I choose language, hit install and it gives me a driver error. So essentially, it seems the Windows installer can't see the PCIe SSD without the right driver.

    I've Googled around and there's fixes for PC's but nothing I've seen for a Mac yet.

    The bootable USB stick was first created using a Windows 7 machine and the official MS tool. I then tried using Boot Camp Assistant to create the USB stick from a Win 7 iso in case it stuck on the required driver to see the PCIe SSD but it didn't make a difference.

    Anyone encountered this?
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    What's the driver error?
    Did you let Bootcamp put the drivers on the same USB stick as the install?
  3. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    you had 1 of 2 steps right

    1 yes let bca put the iso on the usb drive

    2 use only a usb2 flash drive, i'm guessing you're using a usb3 device

    also make sure that no other usb devices are connected (kb, mouse ok if you're on an imac) beyond this usb drive

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