Windows wont install (Tried Bootcamp and rEFIt)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by patricktlo, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. patricktlo macrumors newbie

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    I have mid-2011 iMac, 10.8.4.

    I tried using bootcamp to create a USB stick, but no luck, when I reboot it goes to a black screen saying "no bootable device insert boot disk and press any key"

    I tried with my windows 7 disk, it booted but it took a long time, I got to the "Starting windows part", but to get to that part it took over 3 hours.

    Can someone help me? As much as I dont like windows too much, its still good to play games, and also theres steam summer sale so :D

    Thank you!
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I had a similar problem on my 2013 MBA, and it turned out to be the USB stick was the problem. I tried a different stick and it worked. Not sure what was wrong with the first one.
     
  3. patricktlo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont have another usb stick :( but thanks anyways!!!
     
  4. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    You could always buy some dual layer disks and burn the ISO file?
     
  5. patricktlo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried to a normal DVD, but doesnt work, too slow... SAme thing that i said on the first post
     

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