Windows Vista problem installation

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by transblack, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. transblack macrumors newbie

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    Hi there

    I'm trying to install windows vista on my Macbook pro using bootcamp
    1- I have done with Dividing the Volumes
    2- i have a copy of windows vista which is bootable
    BUT whenever i start installation it reboots to start the installation and it shows windows whose MSG says that : ( No bootable device ) Even though the Cd is inserted and worked on other ( PCs )

    and i tried with XP version
    the same MSG was therewith a black background

    Note :-
    i tried with an upgrade DVD windows and it worked fine to check

    is there any such way that i can use it rather than burning CDs ?

    can i use an External Hard disk to sort it out ?

    i formatted my laptop and I'm having now 10.6.7 but i had windows XP installed when I have had a 10.5 version

    i held key option and the DVD installation ICON was not displaying there
    I remade a new DVD and the same Problem is facing me

    is this happening due to the low Quality CD ?




    thaannnx
     
  2. aeneid macrumors member

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  3. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Can you try just using your Vista key with the upgrade disc?

    All of the methods for installing Windows without an optical disc are flaky to say the least, so I don't recommend any of them unless you HAVE to.

    This is only true for those (older) Macs that don't support a 64 bit version of Windows. I have W764 Ultimate on my MBP without any issues.

    Definitely would help if the OP would mention what hardware they have.

    B
     
  4. aeneid macrumors member

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    My apologies, I miss read it, taking it as only W7 64 bit is supported and everything else is 32. But yeah. What B said.

    Cheers
     
  5. transblack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanx for replying

    whatever error happens to me now is due to the DVD installation Disk

    I have 2 burned DVDs are workable on Other PCs whereas are not working on my macbook and Even Other MacBook portables

    SO I guessed there is a Recommended DVD which is working on my mac kind

    would anyone of you Point me out to Prefect steps of burning a DVD

    ISO CDs are workable on my Macbook

    IMPORTANT : my MacBook is 10.6.7 and Bootcamp is 3.4 thus this version is requesting windows 7 but i don't think the Requirements should be followed


    Can i install an Old bootcamp which requesting Windows xp and vista and its editions

    please HELP me
     
  6. transblack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Seemingly the newest versions of Macbook 2011 . Air 2011 whichever is 2010 can neither install windows vista nor windows XP only Windows 7 AWFULLY

    Therefore , either i need to get back my 10.5 Or i need to install Windows 7


    SO I Should have to get Windows 7 for my Macbook 2011 system
     

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