Windows 7 for Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by carnuts55, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. carnuts55 macrumors newbie

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    I am running a late 2011 Macbook pro 2.8 GHZ intel core I7 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3. I am trying to use bootcamp to load Windows 7 for one specific program I need it for. When I get to the section to partition the hard drive and load the windows 7 installer disc that I burnt during the install process I get an error message that it can't read the installer disc. What am I doing wrong. I have tried several times. How big does the disc have to be to burn the installer disc? I am using a 700mb disc.
     
  2. comics addict macrumors 6502a

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    Is sounds to me that your using a CD instead of a DVD, correct? I'm not sure exactly but the EFI boot manager that Macs use don't allow to boot from a CD and so you won't be able to complete the install. Can you try again using a DVD?
     
  3. hassaanspide macrumors newbie

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    I think you need to install virtual version of it.
     
  4. carnuts55 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was a CD which I had no Idea made a difference. I totally started over about an our ago. Deleted my partition and started from scratch. This really shouldn't be this hard. I have read everything I can about bootcamp and windows on Mac, several hours worth. 12 pages of installation instructions that are not easy to follow. I didn't think I was this stupid, but I really feel that way now.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  5. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    It may be advantageous to use slow burning speed for making the dvd. Faster speeds often fail to write well.
     
  6. comics addict macrumors 6502a

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    If this is your first time I can totally understand just how overwhelming this process is. I know I did when I first started using bootcamp.
     
  7. KdParker macrumors 601

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    Why not just create an iso and use the flash drives for the install?
     
  8. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Windows 7 requires a DVD, not a CD. It sounds like you may not have the full ISO installer image if you were able to burn what you have to a 700MB CD.
     

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