Windows 7 Installation Issues

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

  1. iGeek X macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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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