Windows Won't Boot? (win7x86 iMac i5)

damir662

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Jan 9, 2010
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Just installed Win7 and it wont't boot for some reason. I get "windows is starting up" and then it goes to black screen?

Also, while here. Is there any way to get the iMac to ask you what OS to boot at every startup without having to press down the option key?

Any help appreciated.
 

balamw

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Also remove any extra cables plugged in to your Mac USB Ethernet and let it boot well before you plug them back in. Just hitting F8 or any keybseueing the boot process should give you more info on where things are going afoul.

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damir662

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Also remove any extra cables plugged in to your Mac USB Ethernet and let it boot well before you plug them back in. Just hitting F8 or any keybseueing the boot process should give you more info on where things are going afoul.

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will try the x64 and see how that goes instead
 

balamw

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Still, if you have anything other than mouse or kb hooked up, unplug it until your install is done. Keep it simple.

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hundert

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Jan 24, 2010
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Why u need to open a thread if you can just google "imac windows 7 black screen"

-you will need to download a file and put it on a bootable USB flash drive and only then start windows installation. It is all on the official site, google it.
 

damir662

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Original poster
Jan 9, 2010
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Stockholm, Sweden
Why u need to open a thread if you can just google "imac windows 7 black screen"

-you will need to download a file and put it on a bootable USB flash drive and only then start windows installation. It is all on the official site, google it.
There you go, I googled for you. I been there, I done it. It works. You need an empty flash drive of at least 256mb. Follow instructions here:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3173
THANK YOU!!!

will try it later!
 
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