Windows 7 Bootcamp Install Disc Problem

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dwana49, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. dwana49 macrumors newbie

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    My computer was Snow Leopard with a Windows XP Partition and everything was peachy keen. I upgraded to Lion with a Developer Preview a few months ago and took the option to skip the installation of the Recovery HD because the Bootcamp interfered with it and both partitions still ran without a hitch.

    When the official release came out last week, I downloaded that version of Lion and installed it. The partition made its little problem or whatever but this time it just came back as not installable, and I was not given the option to skip the Recovery HD. Because I opted for a full installation of an official, stable release of the OS, I backed up a few important files on my XP partition and erased it (not knowing about that little fix where you change the size of the partition). Besides, I think Windows 7 would be a good change, and as it's the only option, I went with it. Correctly reinstalled that newest official Lion without the impediment from Bootcamp.

    I ran Boot Camp Assistant and made a new partition. I got an .iso of Windows 7. BCA downloaded the Support files and I burned them to a CD. All is well. Now it asks for the install disk. I burned my .iso to a DVD and put it in, and hit install. BCA decided it wasn't going to accept it (the disk "couldn't be found"). I have done many Google searches and tried burning the .iso to DVD at a lower speed, 4x, but still nothing. Can anyone help with this?

    :-Dan
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    With the disc in, try restarting while holding down the "opt" key. Select the DVD as the boot volume. It should startup in the Windows installer. If not, I would suspect the .iso as possibly not being bootable.

    Btw: if you quit Boot Camp Assistant, then insert the DVD, does it mount in OS-X?
     
  3. dwana49 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did that. DVD did not show up on the alt-startup page, only Mac and the Recovery HD. The .iso I have specifically says it is bootable. Should I just find another .iso and try it again?
     

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