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  • 15. Re: Unable to Create Windows 7 Install Disk
    aero253 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In reference to the radio for Create a Windows 7 Install Disk being unavailable on the Macbook Pro.

     

    Thank you for your input cfxram. After looking up what you did I was able to successfully create a windows 7 install disk on my 2010 macbook pro. For anyone who fumbled with this as I did, here are the exact instructions to fix the problem.

     

    1. Open Applications > Utilities > Boot Camp. Right click Show Package Contents. Click Contents. Double click Info.plist and it should open up as "Info.plist - Locked".

     

    2. Scroll down to the list of strings under <key>DARequiredROMVersions</key>. It should have a list that looks like this:

               </array>

                   <string>IM41.0055.B08</string>

                   <string>IM42.0071.B03</string>

                   <string>IM51.0090.B03</string>

                   <string>IM52.0090.B03</string>

                   <string>IM61.0093.B01</string>

                   <string>MP11.005C.B04</string>

                   <string>MB11.0061.B03</string>

                   <string>MBP11.0055.B08</string>

                   <string>MBP12.0061.B03</string>

              </array>

     

    3. Copy and paste the last string in the list so that there is a duplicate at the end. A dialogue will come up saying "You don’t have permission to write to the folder that the file “Info.plist” is in.". Click "Duplicate" and it will open up in a seperate file named "Info". Your new file should have a string like this:

              <array>

                   <string>IM41.0055.B08</string>

                   <string>IM42.0071.B03</string>

                   <string>IM51.0090.B03</string>

                   <string>IM52.0090.B03</string>

                   <string>IM61.0093.B01</string>

                   <string>MP11.005C.B04</string>

                   <string>MB11.0061.B03</string>

                   <string>MBP11.0055.B08</string>

                   <string>MBP12.0061.B03</string>

                   <string>MBP12.0061.B03</string>

              </array>

     

    4. Open Applications > Utilities > System Information. Under Hardware Overview there will be a Boot ROM Version. Mine was MBP71.0039.B0B. Copy this and paste it into the duplicate string you created at the end. It should look like this:

              <array>

                   <string>IM41.0055.B08</string>

                   <string>IM42.0071.B03</string>

                   <string>IM51.0090.B03</string>

                   <string>IM52.0090.B03</string>

                   <string>IM61.0093.B01</string>

                   <string>MP11.005C.B04</string>

                   <string>MB11.0061.B03</string>

                   <string>MBP11.0055.B08</string>

                   <string>MBP12.0061.B03</string>

                   <string>MBP71.0039.B0B</string>

              </array>

     

    5. Scroll down to the list of strings under <key>USBBootSupportedModels</key>. Duplicate the last string the same as Step 3 and you should have something like this:

              <array>

                   <string>IM130</string>

                   <string>MM50</string>

                   <string>MP60</string>

                   <string>MB80</string>

                   <string>MBP90</string>

                   <string>MBP90</string>

              </array>

     

    6. In System Information, copy the first part of the Boot ROM Version. Mine was MBP71. Paste this into the duplicate string at the end and you will have something like this:

              <array>

                   <string>IM130</string>

                   <string>MM50</string>

                   <string>MP60</string>

                   <string>MB80</string>

                   <string>MBP90</string>

                   <string>MBP71</string>

              </array>

     

    7. Go to File > Save... and it will bring up a dialogue to save your new file. The default file name will be Info.txt. Change the extension so it reads Info.plist and click Save. A dialogue will come up "You have used the extension “.plist” at the end of the name. The standard extension is “.txt”." Click "Use .plist".

     

    8. Go back into the original Info.plist folder from Step 1 and rename it as Info.plist.old. Drag the new Info.plist file from your desktop into the Contents folder.

     

    9. Open up Boot Camp Assistant when you click through the menus, the radio to Create a Windows 7 Install Disk should be available now. Enjoy!

  • 16. Re: Unable to Create Windows 7 Install Disk
    Charles Smith16 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Aero you've redeemed my faith. I will give it another try, i'd really like to put a larger HDD in this machine and partition it better so I have more Windows room. I'm still not able to afford Fusion VMWare so this Bootcamp thing is really important for me... thanks again.. R

  • 17. Re: Unable to Create Windows 7 Install Disk
    gekkonaut Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This works great! Thank you!

     

    I had one small issue though - I have a MBP81.  For some reason when I added this as the last string in Info.plist, it didn't work.  When I moved my entries to the top of the relevant arrays, it worked. For example:

     

            <key>DARequiredROMVersions</key>

            <array>

                    <string>MBP81.0047.B24</string>

                    <string>IM41.0055.B08</string>

                    <string>IM42.0071.B03</string>

                    <string>IM51.0090.B03</string>

                    <string>IM52.0090.B03</string>

                    <string>IM61.0093.B01</string>

                    <string>MP11.005C.B04</string>

                    <string>MB11.0061.B03</string>

                    <string>MBP11.0055.B08</string>

                    <string>MBP12.0061.B03</string>

                    <string>MM11.0055.B08</string>

            </array>

     

    and

     

            <key>USBBootSupportedModels</key>

            <array>

                    <string>MBP81</string>

                    <string>IM130</string>

                    <string>MM50</string>

                    <string>MP60</string>

                    <string>MB80</string>

                    <string>MBP90</string>

                    <string>MBA40</string>

            </array>

     

    Is what made it work for me.

     

    Thanks again!

  • 18. Re: Unable to Create Windows 7 Install Disk
    MacFreakz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It works after moving the entry to the top of the array! Thanks a lot!

     

    Credit to aero253 too!

  • 19. Re: Unable to Create Windows 7 Install Disk
    matt.sweet Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    By gum, I was ready to rip my hair out. Thanks, aero253! for making this happen.

  • 20. Re: Unable to Create Windows 7 Install Disk
    agarlow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is probably a bad queation, but what program do you use to edit the .plist?

  • 21. Re: Unable to Create Windows 7 Install Disk
    agarlow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So I edited the info.plist file as it was instructed (and moved the entries to the top) and everything was going great until while partitioning the harddrive a message came up saying that some files could not be moved. The full body of the message was...

         Back up the disk and use Disk Utility to format it as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again.

    I'm not sure what to do next and would really appreciate any help.

  • 22. Re: Unable to Create Windows 7 Install Disk
    matt.sweet Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I would follow the instructions and try it again. If it does the same thing, we may need to dig.

  • 23. Re: Unable to Create Windows 7 Install Disk
    maxy414 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks a million times , this works for sure ..And Adding strings to the top does the job very well.

    Thanks Aer523 And Thanks gekkonaut

  • 24. Re: Unable to Create Windows 7 Install Disk
    howwow Level 4 Level 4 (3,485 points)

    Hi aero253,

     

    I was having the SAME problem creating a bootable USB with either my iMac and MacBook Air with no luck, thinking I may need to get an external SuperDrive tomorrow, when I chance upon your post.

     

    Briliiant!  Thanks a zillion!!

     

    Never knew such a "simple procedure" will make this work!  I really can't believe this.

     

    Again, thanks again, and again!

  • 25. Re: Unable to Create Windows 7 Install Disk
    dbartul Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks aero253! However, after trying several times I've came to the same conclusion as gekkonaut, it only worked for me when I've added my boot and device info (MBP51) at the top of the list.

    Thanks guys, I was already going crazy since I've have an additional HDD instead of the superdrive.

  • 26. Re: Unable to Create Windows 7 Install Disk
    tokyokid123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tiny note. for me the file automatically opened up in property list editor. Be sure to open info.plist up in dashcode.

  • 27. Re: Unable to Create Windows 7 Install Disk
    _Mr_ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not working for me.

    After restarting, instead of the install process, i have a black screen showing this message:

     

    "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"

  • 28. Re: Unable to Create Windows 7 Install Disk
    matt.sweet Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Insert your Windows installation media. Restart holding down the alt/option key. Select the Windows media you created and then be sure to use the BOOTCAMP partition in the partitions list. You will need to format the partition before Windows can be installed on it.

     

    If you're unable to even get to the installation, I would make sure to format your USB drive completely and start over. Be sure you're using a valid Windows 7 installation medium, as pirated copies aren't validated or even remotely trusted. If you're using anything but a genuine copy of Windows, I'd say that's your problem before resorting to an issue with any other software or hardware.

     

    Also, to clarify, be sure to read the posts beforehand and make sure you've added all of your info.plist entries at the top of the sections mentioned. If you're in compliance and still reach and error, let us know.

  • 29. Re: Unable to Create Windows 7 Install Disk
    _Mr_ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, this is what i did:

    Edited info.plist as explained.

    Created the USB install disk with boot camp.

    Copied WindowsSupport Folder into the same USB key.

    Started installation with bootcamp; after partitioning is completed it auto restarts.

    After restarting I can only see that blank screen.

    If I restart again holding down option key, I can see only Macintosh HD and Recovery (but bootcamp partition exists, I can see that form disk utility).

     

    I have an original Windows 7 Professional copy.

     

    You said I need to format BOOTCAMP partition before to install windows: so, after that blank screen, do I have restart into Mac OS (or Recovery) and format BOOTCAMP partition with disk utility? I thought BCA did that...

     

     

    Thank you for your help!

    Matteo

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