Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 With BootCamp And Upgrade Discs

Dec 21, 2009

I just bought a Macbook pro a few months ago and I love it. However, I do need windows for some things and I am pretty set on installing Windows 7 with bootcamp. A relative of mine bought a dell and was sent the free upgrade discs. He got an oranage disc that says Operating System on the front. It also says Windows 7 Upgrade Option as well as This DVD supports 64-bit edition only. Lastly it says For Use Only as an Upgrade to a Qualifying Dell Windows 7 Upgrade Option PC.

My question is are the setup files on there and everything I need to successfully install Windows 7 on my mac? My guess is yes, but I really do not want to mess anything up so I wanted to make sure! It came with a gray disc that has a product key on it and is labeled Upgrade Assistant and says Insert this DVD before upgrading to Windows 7. Not sure if that matters or not. Can I use this disc or these discs to get myself Windows 7 on my Macbook?

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 - Difference Between BootCamp / Parallels

Jun 2, 2010

New to macs here actually new to apple also. I had a few questions regarding installing windows 7 on my late 2009 macbook pro 15". What is the difference in bootcamp and parallels is it? Does one run like a virtual windows in the background while bootcamp let's you boot in either osx or windows? I have a xps desktop from Dell that has windows vista pre installed. Now I bought a copy of windows 7 when it was released fro newegg. Now I assume I cannot use that disc and serial, is that correct? Since I use it on my xps desktop? I would need to purchase another copy of windows correct? With that said, which version do I purchase? 32 or 64 bit? My Macbook pro is pretty much already setup (apps, pics, music, etc) can i still install windows 7 or will it format my HD and i would need to then reinstall everything on the Mac side? What are the "major" cons to installing windows 7 on a mbp? So far I have gathered battery life being the biggest con, any others?

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Bootcamp Drivers On Win7 7600 Final Retail

Aug 20, 2009

so i just installed bootcamp windows 7 ultimate 7600 x86 retail on 100gb partition and for some reason when i try to install the bootcamp drivers off the install OSX cd it brings up a installer assistant for remote macOSX install and macbook air cd/dvd sharing (it looks like as if its recognizing my mbp as a mba). so that didnt work. im trying to install boot camp update 2.1 for windows vista 32 bit and thats not opening up to install....the only things ive installed so far are the nvidia 9M series drivers.

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OS X :: Installing Win7 In BootCamp

Aug 27, 2009

I installed snow leopard, the GM version, and after getting nice and settled I wanted to install windows 7, in bootcamp. So I create the partition, and then thats the end of it. None of the start up buttons will work, I tried holding down the X button while the mac starts up, but nothing will happen. The apple logo doesn't show up either. Right now, I booted off of ubuntu, and I'm on firefox. It seems the buttons don't work and I don't know why. Also, when I put in the windows 7 dvd, it just read:

Choose cd-rom to boot up from: or something like that.

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MacBook Pro :: Partitioning HDD With BootCamp - Installing Win7

Feb 24, 2010

Today I decided install Win7 on my MBP and while partitioning the HDD using bootcamp I encountered the following error. Consequently, I used the Disk Utility in order to partition the drive. However it too failed (even for smaller sizes). How do I go about partitioning the hard drive? Erase everything and restore from backup?

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MacBook Pro :: Installing Win7 With Bootcamp And Optibay

Apr 26, 2010

I've got an SSD in the HDD space, and a newmodeus HDD bay in the optical drive (same thing as the optibay). So what I was thinking was to install windows in a partition on the 500gb HDD. My SSD is only 80GB so I wanted to save space on that. Here is what I have tried:
Macbook set up with SDD and HDD, no optical drive.
Bootcamp will not let me install windows using an ISO image, needs a CD to install.

So I put my HDD in the HDD bay and put the optical drive back in. I then started up the macbook using a firewire drive (HDD has no OS on it, only the SDD does). Bootcamp then tells me it can't partition an external disk and I have to boot up using an internal disk (even though I WANT to partition the internal disk... bootcamp wouldnt let me get to that option running off a firewire drive). It seems like the only thing left is to just install windows on an SSD partition.

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Applications :: Parallels 5 - Installing Win7 On VM While Using XP Via Bootcamp?

Aug 6, 2010

Before I installed Parallels 5, I had a 2.4ghz 13" MBP w/ 4GB RAM that was dual-booting Windows XP. I then installed Parallels, and instead of installing an OS from a CD (I have Win7 fresh install CD), I decided to instead install Windows XP onto my VM from Bootcamp since my specs aren't as fast and I heard Win7 may lag a bit more than XP.

My question is, in the future if I want to install Win7, what would happen in these 2 scenarios:
1. I install Win7 onto my bootcamp partition (would my parallels copy of windows become corrupt/unusable?)
2. I install Win7 onto VM via Parallels

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MacBook Air :: Installing Win7 Via BootCamp - Partition Size?

Oct 23, 2010

Anyone install Windows 7 via bootcamp on the 2010 Air? [URL]. Be interested in hearing your comments, on disc space used, boot times into windows, memory usage, and any other things worth mentioning, does bootcamp allow you to choose the partition size?

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MacBook Pro :: Installing Win7 To Macintosh USB Drive (Without BootCamp)

Dec 18, 2009

I saw this on the internet and I was wondering if anyone has been able to do that here. I would love to hear your experience with the procedure. Here is the link that I ran into. Really interesting [URL]

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Vista But No Driver Discs

Aug 9, 2010

I want to install windows vista on my macbook pro 4,1, I bought it second hand and the seller didn't have the 2 install discs. I need these after installation of windows to install the drivers, but as I don't have them is there another way of installing them?

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Windows On Mac :: Trying To Install XP Via Bootcamp Without Any Discs

Jul 8, 2010

I recently decided to reinstall my xp on my boot camp, however, my superdrive in my MBP is not functioning at all, so I browse around and find that it is possible to boot windows setup via USB Then I partitioned my Mac drive to split a 70gb space for bootcamp After a lot of works, i finally finished partitioning the drive and got to the stage where I need to install XP from my USB flash drive

I downloaded refit so I can boot from my usb, but the thing is, when everytime I boot from the usb, it says "Non-system disk-press any key to continue" then I tried to format the usb using VMware following this instruction, [URL] When I tried 'list disk' ,my usb isnt seen as a disk, but a volume so I tried 'select volume 2' then 'clean' it just says 'No disk selected' so I am stuck on that stage. Then I tried using a software called 'WinToFlash' which apparently would automatically format the usb and make it bootable but it still has the same error. how to create a bootable USB flash drive to install Window XP, with instruction

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Windows On Mac :: Reformating Pre-existing Win7 Bootcamp Partition And Reinstall Windows 7

Oct 12, 2010

i'm using macosx 10.6.4 and bootcamp assistant 3.1

now here is the problem my windows 7 is infected with virus (thats why windows suck big time) and i need to reformat my windows 7 and reinstall a new windows 7.

how am i supposed to do it? insert the installation disk and do like how we initially installed windows 7? just format the partition and reinstall again? i just want to make sure so i ask before doing anything.

or can i do this? i use winclone to restore? any1 have any idea? i'm new to all this i dont know how to do it. i have backup using winclone but how do i do it? do i still need to format then only use winclone?

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 Via USB Drive

Dec 2, 2010

I've used my Windows 7 machine to make a USB bootable (command prompt, etc) using these instructions. [URL]. And I've copied all of the Win7 files off of the installation DVD on to the jumpdrive. I've prepared my Mac for installation by installed rEFIt and all the other instructions on the following tutorial: [URL]. So when I have my USB drive plugged in to my MBP and I start it up, holding down option to bring up rEFIt, the USB drive doesn't show up to begin installation.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 From Product Key?

Oct 16, 2009

I opted for an email to be sent to me with my activation code. Is it still possible for me to install this on bootcamp? My IMac meets the specs, but I just don't know if I can install Win7 from an activation key.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Drivers For Win7 64-bit

Jul 2, 2010

I have MacBook Pro 5.5 MacOsX Ver 10.6.4 with Windows 7 64 bit installed via Boot Camp. The instructions clearly indicate I need to update Mac Drivers for Windows. I have no idea where to install the drivers, on the Mac side or on the Windows side. I tried to install the driver updates for Windows 7 64 bit on the Mac side and when I clicked on the down load the preview window was garbage gobbi speak.

The only thing legible in English was at the top it said for Windows 32 bit. I clearly clicked twice on the download link for 64 bit. Before I go any further would someone be kind enough to direct me to the proper install for the drivers telling me which partition to do the updates, Win side or Mac side? I installed Win7 from a new install. This was not an upgrade disc. Also have Office 2010 installed.

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Windows On Mac :: Win7 On Bootcamp Not Seeing USB HD

Jul 20, 2010

I just installed Windows 7 on my bootcamp partition. I have a macbook pro intel. Everything is loading fine, i ran the windows 7 update and all things are up to date. I now need to load my bootcamp drivers. I restored my Snow Leopard image file onto a portable HD. Double checked in osx and everything loaded fine.

Now, my problem is.. from Windows 7, when I plug in my usb hd, it does not load. Is there a reason why windows does not recognize the usb hd as a bootable install disc? When I am back in OSX and plug in the drive, it loads just fine. Anyone know if there is something I can do to get windows to boot the usb drive? The last resort I want to do is burn the image file to dvd.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 On Mini Server?

Nov 18, 2009

I bought the mac mini server to use as a computer in my truck. I bought the server version because it has two hard drives in it. How should I go about installing windows 7 on it? I tried installing windows from a bootable flash drive but that didn't work as it wasn't visible at startup.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 Home Premium 64-bit

Mar 15, 2010

I'm planning to install windows 7 64-bit in my mbp, problem is I looked at the requirements needed and it stated that I needed boot camp update 3.1. I checked my boot camp version and it stated that I had 3.0.1, tried using software update, but states that I had no updates available. What should I do? And what else do I have to keep in mind while installing windows using boot camp.

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Windows On Mac :: Will Win7 64-bit Work With BootCamp Or 32-bit?

Aug 26, 2010

I want to install bootcamp with using Win 7 but I have both 32 bit and 64 bit versions. Am I able to use 64 bit without problem or do I need to stay with the 32 bit version? I am using a iMac (early 2009 model) with 8 GB ram and ATI 4850 HD video 512 MB ram.

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Windows On Mac :: Possible To Install BootCamp On Win7 64-bit

Sep 16, 2010

Is it possible to install Boot Camp 3.0 or higher on Windows 7 64-bit when dual booting with Leopard? What I've been reading suggests I need the Snow Leopard disc for Boot Camp 3.0+ and Windows 7 compatibility, but I only have the Leopard OEM disc.

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Windows On Mac :: 2.72GB RAM Used By Win7 On BootCamp

Oct 10, 2009

2.72gb is only being used by my win7 on bootcamp. anyway to make it use my full 4gb memory?

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Windows On Mac :: Reinstalling OS X - What About Win7 BootCamp

Mar 17, 2010

I have recently been having problems with OS X. It has got so bad that I can't even boot into OS X anymore. My Windows 7 bootcamp install works perfectly though. I'd like to reinstall OSX. What will happen to my windows install? Will reinstalling OS X somehow damage my Windows partition?

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Windows On Mac :: Win7 32 Or 64-bit To Install With BootCamp?

Mar 21, 2010

I have a iMac with 3.06 Ghz with 8 GB Ram. I plan on using BootCamp and Win 7 but not sure if I should try 64 bit or just stay with the 32 Bit? I have the extra Ram, 8 GB to work with and I think 64 Bit might use it more than the 32 bit version. Has anyone out there used 64 bit with 8 GB ram?

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Windows On Mac :: BootCamp Not Recognizing Win7 Pro X64 DVD

Aug 8, 2010

I'm trying to install win7 on my MacBook with bootcamp but I cant get pass the start installation step. I have the burned dvd in my drive but bootcamp doesnt recognize it.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 - Unexpected I / O Error Occurred

Nov 30, 2009

So I've been trying all weekend to install windows 7 through boot camp. At first, due to a lack of dvds to burn the iso I have, I tried doing the whole usb thing. I got as far as the Legacy Loader screen and could not find a solution. Finally, after getting a couple of dvds I burned the iso and tried to go from there. At first I just got a completely black screen every time I tried to boot from the cd. I tried a lot of the fixed on this forum as well as countless others through which I looked. I reset the PRAM, shut off the computer and disconnected everything including the power plug, waited a while and then restarted, changed the resolution to 800x600. Well eventually I got to the point where I got the black screen but with a blinking cursor.

I waited about 5 minutes and got the this msg: Windows encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.
File: BootBCD
Status: 0xc000000e9
info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred
Waited like 15 minutes to see if anything happens but nothing. They teased me by telling me that if I pressed enter I could continue but in fact nothing happened. I know the dvd works because I tried it on a laptop running windows and when I popped in the dvd the install menu came up.

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Windows On Mac :: Can't Find Boot Camp After Installing Win7 X64?

Jan 3, 2010

So, I have a mid 2008 24" iMac (the one with the black plastic backing) with all the possible hardware upgrades available at the time. I recently upgraded Leopard to Snow Leopard, which went great, except it messed up Vista. So i deleted the partition and started over, only with 64 bit Win 7 (with a disc i bought from MS). Boot Camp 3.0 installed it just fine, except now that I'm running Win 7, Boot Camp is no where to be found so I can't access Snow Leopard in any way. I pop in the Snow Leopard disc and it simply says my computer model does not support x64 boot camp.

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 - Need Dual Boot To Run Some Programs

Jun 28, 2010

I've bought my 13" MBP (love it) but need to dual boot to run some programs, so I bought the Windows 7 Prof 64bit Upgrade. Now... because it's the upgrade version do I need to have a previous version of a Windows OS installed before I can upgrade or can I install straight away? Another question, at some point I'm tempted to upgrade to the 500gb Momentus XT. Will my Windows 7 disk be okay for multiple installs?

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Windows On Mac :: Installing Win7 64-bit / Screen Stays Entirely Gray

Aug 17, 2010

I'm trying to set up Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on my Mac mini (bought in April 2009). When I use VirtualBox on Mac OS X, I have absolutely no problem installing Windows 7 64-bit in a new virtual machine. However, I want to run it Windows 7 natively on my Mac mini. So when I insert the Windows 7 DVD and reboot my Mac, holding the C key down so as to boot from DVD, then it does seem to be reading the DVD, but all I get is a light gray screen. I then hit the Return key, and it does seem to do even more. Still the screen stays entirely gray.

I have the impression that it behaves like it does with VirtualBox, except the screen stays gray all the time. When I use VirtualBox, the first thing that happens is that it prints "Hit any key to boot from CD or DVD" (or something like that). When I do hit a key (e.g. Return), then it continues printing "Setup is loading" (or similar) and loads more stuff from the DVD for about 90 seconds. So it really seems to be that it does just that when using it natively (without VirtualBox), just the screen stays gray.

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Windows On Mac :: Sysprep Win7 With BootCamp Drivers

Nov 22, 2010

I haven't actually done this. I just want feedback. We have a 'universal' ghost image of Windows 7 at work that we've created that works with all our computers (has all the drivers for computers we support). I'm looking to piggyback that image and just add in the BootCamp drivers. However I'm curious to know:

-Which BootCamp drivers would I be adding to the sysprep drivers folder? BootCamp 3.0, 3.1 or 3.2?
-Would the drivers be enough or does Windows actually need the BootCamp software installed?
-If BootCamp needs to be installed in its entirety, is there a way to have BootCamp silently install upon boot? More importantly, is there a way to install BootCamp 3.2 without having to go through 3.0 -> 3.1 -> 3.2.

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Windows On Mac :: Win7 Partition Not Visible In BootCamp

May 21, 2009

I installed Win 7 in bootcamp and everything was working fine. Then I started to play around with rEFIt to install Linux as a 3rd OS. I managed to install everything but since the driver support in Linux was poor, I decided to wipe out Linux + rEFIt and return to the initial setup (OSX + Win7 in bootcamp). I deleted the Linux partition and rEFIt but now, my MBP starts and I hold the option key, I can't see the Windows drive anymore. The (NTFS) partition is still there and I can access all the files from OSX but I can't boot it.

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