I have a MacBook Pro 2009 which has Mavericks installed. I did have Windows 7 installed also but did a complete upgrade to 8 then to 8.1.
The problem I am having is that I can not install the Bootcamp software at all be it version 4.0.xxxx, 4.1.xxxx, 5.x.xxx or 5.1.xxx.
Every single time I try to install it, I get an error message saying "Bootcamp requires that your computer is running Windows 7"
Any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated as this is driving me nuts
so I have managed to install Windows 8 on my Macbook Pro Mid 2009 (with a bootable USB stick thanks to Enable Bootcamp to install from usb for OSX 10.9**WORKS**. and this forum). When tried to install windows 8 using that USB stick and a Boot Camp partition I got the following messages:
"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks"
"Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. Windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS"
"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disks's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu"
After some googling I found this thread http://superuser.com/questions/481650/cant-use-bootcamp-partition-for-windows-8- installation so I restored the Boot Camp partition, allocated 'free space' for the Windows 8 using Disk Utility and managed to install Windows 8 on that partition.
HOWEVER, when the installation finished without any errors the computer restarts and by holding down ALT key I then choose to boot from freshly installed Windows 8. The Windows 8 logo appears and the loading sign below it, then it says it is installing some devices and once that is finished the screen goes completely black and nothing happens. Restarting again and the Windows logo appears and the loading sign as well but the screen goes black again. The HDD is running but nothing happens. Any thoughts on how I can fix this?
200Gb partition for windows 8 (HDD in total 750Gb)
HDD installed where Optical Drive was since the main HDD cable is broken
I eat a lot of entrants in this post have MacBook Pro and seek a solution to install BootCamp, and sometimes things get complicated.
That was my case.
I built the log file but every time I tried to install bootcamp I went out that was not compatible, my mistake it sounds silly I want to share with you.
I recommend you to check the log file switch the windows as shown in the first post, since by just copy and paste did not realize that when you paste in the blok added this note to the file spaces.
just let me go to registration and modificardo but could not install.
observe carefully spoken numbers and spaces between commas, delete and voila ... fixed ..
I followed your steps and failed to install the BootCamp5.0.5033 Software.
installing BootCamp4.0.4033 went without Problems and execution of reg file "Add_MSI_run_as_administrator.reg" was confirmed. When trying to install the BootCamp5.0.5033 Software via Setup file as administrator this failed and the message "Bootcamp x64 is not supported on this Computer Modell" came up.
Macbook Pro 7.1 Vers: 10.6.8
6.2.9200 Build 9200
x64 based PC
Intel cor 2duo cpu p8800 2660 MHz
Bios-Vers: Apple inc MBP71.88Z0039.1003251322.25.03.2010
I followed the latest version of these steps, but Windows 8.1 is stuck in a bootloop after Bootcamp’s driver installation (mid-2009 mbp - system info. below post). I'm able to install 8.1 successfully, and I'm able to install the bootcamp drivers successfully. However, right after I reboot (after the drivers are installed), startup fails: windows begins to boot, then fades to black, and then reboots in a loop. This happens with both Bootcamp 4.0.4033 and Bootcamp 5.0.5033 (no problems adding the reg. file either). Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks again for the guide. I'm impressed that 8.1 can run on my 2009 mbp to begin with. Any assistance with driver support would be especially appreciated - thank you.
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz
Update: I've narrowed it down to the NVIDIA driver.
Details: I took the following steps to install Windows 8.1 on my late-2009 13” Macbook Pro. I’m also able to install the latest bootcamp drivers (5.1.5621). Unfortunately, the system fails to boot if I install any version of the NVIDA driver for my GeForce 9400M. The system’s video runs as “Windows Basic Display” as a result, and I can’t take advantage of the GPU. Not sure what to try next - any help would be appreciated.
Steps to install Windows w/ Bootcamp Drivers:
1) (Note: I’ve replaced my superdrive with a separate drive for Windows 8.1, and Mavericks is on it’s own SSD). In Disk Utility, create single a free space partition on the Windows 8.1 drive.
2) Modify and Bootcamp’s Info.plist according to the steps shown here:
and sign it with:
sudo codesign -fs - /Applications/Utilities/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant.app
3) Using Bootcamp Assistant, create a bootable USB (in “select tasks,” also check the second box to download the latest support software from Apple).
4) Reboot with “option” and select the USB (now labeled EFIboot)
5) Use the windows installer to create a new partition, format it, and install windows
6) Download the latest bootcamp drivers from Apple (version 5.1.561 - although same results with all versions of 5.0 drivers). Since “setup.exe” gives an error, navigate to “\BootCamp\Drivers\Apple\BootCamp.msi” and run it from an elevated command prompt to install bootcamp drivers.
7) **IMPORTANT: At this point, the NVIDIA drivers that come with bootcamp (v. 337.88) cause windows to crash. Just before reaching the login prompt, the screen goes blank and the system reboots. Uninstalling the NVIDIA graphics drivers in Safe Mode allows Windows to boot - except with poor video support.
8) To fix the exclamation mark next to “Coprocessor” in Device Manager, Download BootCamp 4.0.4033 (later versions do not help with this error). Right click and “Update Drivers” and point it to the BootCamp directory.
9) Windows Update will recommend a chipset update (15.35_nforce_win7_64bit_international_whql.exe). This will offer an SMU update, an ethernet update, and a storage driver update. Only the SMU update works - the other two produce an identical crash.
I’ve tried NVIDIA driver versions 331.82, 335.23, and 340.52. All of them crash during installation (the screen goes black and the system reboots), preventing the driver from installing. Installing from safe mode produces the same boot-up error as the 337.88 driver. I’d be gratefull for any direction.
This helped me install Windows 8.1 on my MacBook Pro Mid 2009. I appreciate the time you took in writing this. The right click did not work for me for "Run as Administrator" (no option showed up). The registry hack did not work. Is anyone having the same issue? I opened the command prompt with elevated permissions (searched on web), and changed the directory destination to where the bootcamp.msi is located, and ran the file. This installed the above mentioned bootcamp drivers successfully. Thank you!