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    Scarab1307 is offline Registered User
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    Windows 7 CD/DVD driver?

    Hey folks,
    I'm trying to install Windows7 x64 on my MBP using boot camp. The partitioning went smoothly after I reformatted and restored OSx. When I try to install Windows I get an message saying that "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flashdrive, please insert it now."
    Since I can't figure out how to eject the disk from the drive to put in the Leopard disk, I transferred the drivers folder from the disk to a jump drive using another computer. I plugged the stick back into the mbp, but the 7 installer won't recognize any of them. It just show's empty folders and subfolders. I also tried downloading the driver from a third-party source onto the stick, and again, no joy.

    Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarab1307 View Post
    Any ideas?
    Windows 7 (Beta) may not be compatible with Boot Camp?
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    I'd expect there to be an updated version of BootCamp for Leopard as soon as Windows 7 is released come, well, September/October/November 2009. If all goes as planned. Snow Leopard probably will come with a version of BootCamp that already supports it, depending on when _it_ is released.
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    You need to run the Windows 7 image to get past that screen or if you burned it to a disc, just insert it and aim the scan towards it. It installed fine, however the bootcamp drivers only support XP and Vista so getting online will probably be a bit of a challenge but from the looks of it, it blows Vista out of the water.

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    64 bit not compatible

    To install any version of Windows using boot camp, you must use a 32 bit version.

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    That's not accurate. Some Mac models do support 64-bit Vista installs through Boot Camp.
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    Problem solved

    Burn the iso using the slowest speed. I burned it the first time using disk utility without changing any of the default burn settings and had the same problem everyone is talking about. After hours of searching, I found a hint to re-burn the iso using the slowest speed. I changed the speed to 1x and it worked perfectly afterwards.

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    I have the identical problem as Scarab, and I tried reburning the Windows disc using the slowest setting. It didn't work. I continue to get the same error message about needing a CD/DVD driver before Windows will install and there's no way for me to eject the Windows 7 disk and insert the Snow Leopard disk.

    Like Scarab, I also tried putting the drivers on a USB drive, but the Windows installation program didn't recognize anything being on there.

    Any further suggestions would be very helpful. Thanks.

 

 
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