I tried googling for my issue and it looks like I am the only one facing this problem hence I suspect that I am missing or doing something wrong. Before I describe a background:
I am running late 2006 macbook pro with core 2 duo. It is running Snow Leopard OS 10.6.8.
What am I trying to achieve:
I have the release preview downloaded (way before the final version was released and I have not succeeded in installing even after it is officially released). I want to try this first given it will work till January 2013 and if all goes well I would like to install a licensed version. I am so fed up with my macbook pro and starting to hate Apple as each day passes.
According to all the tutorials online, the step to do this is run bootcamp>it will attempt to download windows support software (it attempts to download but fails consequently as mentioned in many tutorials, but not an issue if we already have the windows support software in a disc which I have too)>then click the next option to continue installing>I select how much space I need to assign for each operating system>then select the bootcamp driver partition to start installation>after inserting the windows disc and completing the installation and reboot> install the windows support software and drivers.
What happens in my case:
Start bootcamp>gives two option 1. to download windows support software or 2. if I already have the windows support files I can continue with installation> I continue with the installation>gives me a screen where I select how much space I allocate for both the operating systems>it partitions the drive>asks me to insert windows installation disc and continue> I insert the disc and continue, the machine reboots from windows installation disc>asks me to select the language>I see the installation screen>first step is it shows 'gathering device information' and this is the place where I am stuck.......
It comes up with popup window and says the disc containing device drivers are missing, please insert the disc (am i not support to run the windows support software after completing the windows installation? as mentioned in all the tutorials.) I am not sure what disc it is looking for. At this moment, I cant eject the disc with windows installation and insert the disc with windows support software as the eject button never responds, therefore I had the windows support drivers also in a usb pen drive which I browse and select - still it says 'no updated drivers found' and never gives me the option to continue with the installation. So i am fed up with this. What driver is it looking for at this moment and why did it not ask me to select the partition where I have to install the windows as mentioned in many tutorials online.
my snow leopard has bootcamp 3.0.4 version and software is upto date and cant update to new software (yes maybe after I install windows and via windows I might be able to update but not now)
Please help, I atleast want my macbook pro to run windows as it is already getting outdated and new photoshop CS and others dont support due to graphic hardware incompatibility and many others slowly cropping as it is aging.
If there is already a similar case in this forum please point me but I can find it anywhere in the web.