5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 8, 2012 7:13 AM by The hatter
Archie Leeming Level 1 (10 points)

windows 7 disc is'nt being recognized, using a 2009 MBP 17" with Lion trying to install 64 bit Windows 7. After about 5 mins of the disc spinning, it tells me i have entered a blank disc and ejects it?


Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

MacBook Pro
  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)

    the background on this story:


    you downloaded and burned ISO to DVD


    it is retail

  • Archie Leeming Level 1 (10 points)

    I have bought windows 7 home premium pack.


    I have tried both 32 and 64 bit.


    I just enter the disc which just continues to spin for about 5 mins, and ignores when the eject key is pressed. Only spits it out when the what to do with a blank disc window comes up.

  • Archie Leeming Level 1 (10 points)

    anyone had this before?

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 (13,432 points)

    Are you using Boot Camp Assistant or are you just putting the Windows disk in and expecting Windows to install without using Boot Camp Assistant?


    It is hard to offer specific advice without you at least telling us what version of OSx you are running and what year and model computer you are trying to install on.


    Read the installation instructions for your operating system and computer. http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/

  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)

    I wish posting a question or creating a thread, that there was a form to fill out with the Mac model, OS, hardware options, and a checkbox "I have read the manual" along with "describe the problem in full; steps to reproduce." Something.


    Did you burn it?

    Check the disc for scratches?

    Use another DVD

    Use another reader

    Take the disc back to the store and get another...


    And last, follow directions. Read the guide, have a backup, and ready to roll up your sleeves.


    Then we can play another round of "I have 20 Questions"