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Bernard Harte Level 4 Level 4 (3,180 points)

Before update to Mavericks, I had an installation of WIndows 7 running in Bootcamp.  I had updated this to Windows 8.


Just prior to Mavericks release, the hard drive in my MacBook Pro started to fail.  I had a full backup of the OS X partitiion, but did not have one of Windows.


After the drive was replaced, I did a fresh install of Mavericks and I'm planning on doing new installs of my apps over the coming days.  (It's an opportunity to clear-out remains of old apps/OS's.)  I have hit a wall with Boot Camp, though:


I used the Boot Camp Assistant to download the driver sets ("Windows support software")  to a USB stick and partition the HD. However, although the Mac then boots off the Windows 8 (64-bit) installer DVD I can only get as far as choosing the installation language before I get stuck on the next step where it's looking for missing drivers.  At first, I thought this was some reference to the ones downloaded from Apple, but I am now pretty certain that these just get installed after [in] Windows to allow access to the Apple hardware.


I have tried installing Windows 7 and get hung-up at the same point (which did not happen on 10.8).


Does anyone have any insight into what's happening and how I can get around the problem please?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), OS X Mavericks (10.9), 8GB RAM
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