Windows Vista problem installation

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

  1. transblack macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2011
    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 ?

  2. aeneid macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2011
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    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.

  4. aeneid macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2011
    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.

  5. transblack thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2011
    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

    Jun 11, 2011
    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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