HT3986: Boot Camp: Installing Windows 7 Frequently Asked QuestionsLearn about Boot Camp: Installing Windows 7 Frequently Asked Questions
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2013 4:46 PM (in response to ImAppleNoob)
I'm having the same problem, iv used bootcamp and followed the instructions provided by apple on how to use/install windows 7 using bootcamp exactly! Everything goes perfectly fine up until the stage where you select the partition you want to install windows 7 on, so as per the instructions I selected the partition that is named bootcamp (drive 1, partition 4) selected advanced options and formatted it.
Once that is complete I click next and get the same error as described in this discussion:
Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing partition. See the setup log files for more information.
Please help I am trying to install windows 7 on a late 2013 iMac, I am using an external cd drive for the installation disk as well as an USB stick as bootcamp won't continue without the relevant downloaded windows files.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2013 3:56 PM (in response to Zaheer_m)
I have exactly the same problem trying to install Windows 7 Home Premium on a late 2013 iMac. I posted on this today (Dec. 31). I get the same error at this point in the installation. I'm wondering if this iMac is compatible with Windows 7.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2014 5:01 PM (in response to ImAppleNoob)
Same issue here. Have tried numerous things but no fix yet. Attempting to install Win 7 Pro 64 on a new MacBook Air. Makes no difference which OS the Mac is running (have tried with 10.8.5 and 10.9.1). Have tried a second Windows install disc.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2014 5:53 PM (in response to ithriveoutside)
I finally got my install to work. The key for me was to use a USB 2 thumb drive for the iso image, rather than the USB 3 drive I had been using. I also disconnected external drives attached to the computer.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2014 6:43 AM (in response to ImAppleNoob)
Try to remove all the USB device except the installation.
Then use the left port, not the right port
If the port didn't work, try using another USB drive
I had the same problem lately, but I solved it by changing it to another port.
USB 3 and USB 2 doesn't matter