Windows 8 Install Error

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by CastleBravo, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. CastleBravo macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2011
    Hey guys, thanks for any help that you might have.
    So I've been trying to install windows 8 on my MacBook Pro (e2011) 256gb + 500gb, and for some reason I've been having a lot of problems. First, the traditional bootcamp method doesn't want to work using an external DVD drive. So I created a bootable USB and was able to format the drive (500 gb in the DVD drive bay) to the GPT NTFS format. The error that I am receiving is that windows cannot be installed to the disk. That the hardware may not support booting from this disk and that I need to ensure the disk's controller is enabled through the BIOS. So I've tried just about everything yo get this thing to work and not this is the error that I get. Any help is appreciated.

    Thank you
  2. CastleBravo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2011
    Here is a screenshot, sorry for the bad pic it was taken with my phone since I couldn't get a screen cap.


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