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Question: Error installing windows 7 on partition with Bootcamp.

I'm having issues when I try and istall Windows 7 using bootcamp on my Macbook Pro 15' Retina Late-2013.

I am able to create the USB Key with Windows 64-bit and Support files from apple with no issues. For this, I'm using a ScanDisk Extreme 32Gb USB 3.0.

So after creating the Key/Install Drive for Windows and the computer boots using the Flashdrive for installing windows, I get until the following step:

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I am able to "Format" the Bootcamp partition (Parition 4) but when I try and select the partition for installing Windows, I get this:

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I tried doing this mutiple times, earasing the bootcamp installation and starting over, re-downloading the files. I even tried to use an other Win7 ISO files from before Win7 SP1 but with no luck. I did also try to "Delete" the partition and then create a "New" partition from the unallocated space but that didn't work.

Any advice?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)

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Okay. So, I got it to work. FINALY. Not thanks to apple support.

Here's what I did (it's pretty simple):

1. I booted Mac in Recovery Mode (Ctrl+R).

2. Opened disk utility.

2.a Repaired and Verified both my Macintosh HD and it's Defualt Partition.

2.b. Keep doing that until it comes up green for eavery part.

3. Rebooted and Opened bootcamp assistant:

3.a. Create the drive using a Windows 7 SP1 64bit ONLY iso file.

Note: I used a diffrent flashdrive this time, previously, I had tried with a USB 3.0 Sandisk but this time, I used a SanDisk USB 2.0 flashdrive.

3.b Partitioned the harddrive using bootcamp and restarted.

4. Booted onto the Bootcamp Drive.

5. Started the installation and when I get to the select a drive page:

5.a. Format the Bootcamp Drive

5.b. Install.

Note: I tried this over and over and it didn't work until I followed these precise steps.

Good Luck!

Thanks to those who helped out. 🙂

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Jan 26, 2014 6:42 AM in response to clovisOSX In response to clovisOSX

Try deleting the partition completely and telling Windows to use the resulting free space to install into.

Incidentally if you get any further it's likely that USB3 drivers will not be available in Windows 7 and you'll lose your keyboard and USB use. If you have a USB2 hub or adaptor use that.

Jan 26, 2014 6:42 AM

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Jan 26, 2014 8:59 AM in response to clovisOSX In response to clovisOSX

You get 90 days support from AppleCare free of charge from the date of purchase (I think it is). If you phone them they can offer help. If you bought AppleCare then you get this for 3 years.

It seems that with late model Macs there are several problems installing Windows in Bootcamp. It doesn't mean you are doing something wrong. It might mean that Bootcamp is not quite ready for all types of hardware.

There have been several workarounds shown on forums, some of which work for others and some don't. The only thing that seems certain is that it isn't straightforward at the moment.

Jan 26, 2014 8:59 AM

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Jan 29, 2014 5:12 AM in response to Number88 In response to Number88

I'm unable to get support for my computer because it's serial is registered on an other Apple ID which I don't have access to. When it was ordered, a friend ordered it for me and it was automaticly assosicated with there acount, and I have no meens of contacting them. 😟 So I'm stuck.

Jan 29, 2014 5:12 AM

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Jan 29, 2014 11:34 AM in response to Number88 In response to Number88

So, I went ahead and contaced apple.

It was not a pleasent experiance, I kept being bounced around diffrent support people; each time having to re-explain my problem, While they where all pretty friendly and somewhat helpful, they couldn't help me. I was therefore promoted to a "Senior Advisor", I rejoiced at the idea of this. After explaining my problem in depth and going throught everything I had done, she suggested I check out this other article posted on the Support Forums.

She sent me to this: https://discussions.apple.com/message/23756557#23756557

Which sends you to this: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5488789?tstart=0

However, after following the somewhat unclear instructions on those discussions, I was completly unable to start up my bootcamp; I kept getting "Application has Crashed".

And here I am, back to square one. 😠

Jan 29, 2014 11:34 AM

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Jan 29, 2014 11:56 AM in response to clovisOSX In response to clovisOSX

Your system already boots from a USB, no need to do those changes to info.plist

Yours is not a booting problem but a partitioning/installation problem.

Apart from Bootcamp Assistant now crashing, at what state is your system now?

Has Bootcamp still partitioned the drive?

This is an Apple problem and they should be fixing it! You are not the only one to be having this problem.

Jan 29, 2014 11:56 AM

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Jan 29, 2014 12:00 PM in response to Number88 In response to Number88

I've relized that, but I tried it anyway. Was hoping for a miracle.

My Mac is running fine, I've tried installing it mutliple times with diffrent sized partitions and such. Each time, removing the created partition and starting from zero.

Everytime I mentioned that, apple would say I had to contact Microsoft Support. (because I buy a mac but need to ask Microsoft for support).

Still open to any form of support. 🙂

Jan 29, 2014 12:00 PM

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