Windows 7 Installation Issues

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by iGeek X, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. iGeek X macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2012
    I am attempting to install Windows 7 on a 2009 Mac Mini. I am using an external hard drive to install it using a disc. The installation went fine until Boot Camp rebooted my computer to Windows 7 (the disc). My screen transferred to a blinking underscore (or line, whatever). It remained like that for at least twenty minutes so I force-shut down my Mac Mini and held option to make sure that my computer booted onto the disc, but it the underscore still appeared.

    Am I not waiting long enough? Did I do something wrong during the installation? Do external hard drives not work for this type of installation?

    Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  2. LiesForTheLiars macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2011
    You'll need to install it from a DVD. I've had issues trying to install it with various other media options. I've also had issues installing 64-bit Win7 with older versions of Boot Camp.
  3. iGeek X thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2012
    Would the disc that I bought from Best Buy count as a DVD? Or would I have to copy the .iso file from the disc and then burn that file onto a DVD and have it read that?

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