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Mac :: After Windows Installation Blue Screen Appears With Cursor On Screen But It Freezes Completely


After windows is installed a Blue screen appears with cursor on screen but it freezes completely.I can fix this by restarting my mac , then once windows restarts i insert the Mac OS disc , select the disc within my computer but the following message appears "Package requires new version of installer"


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