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So, I'm trying to get Boot Camp to work so I can put a partition of Windows 7 on my MacBook. I'm getting to the point where it's downloaded the supporting software and I have to burn it to a DVD. I have blank DVD in the SuperDrive but regardless of how many times I hit 'Burn' nothing happens. Am I doing something wrong?

Also, I'm a complete noob with OS X, so please be very explanatory.

Thanks in advance!

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Okay, so I think I figured it out. Apparently it's a problem with Boot Camp 3.0.4 that came with the 1.6.6 update. I found a link to the discussion on Apple's forums and I'll post it as soon as I can use the MacBook again (it's installing Windows right now and I'm typing this on an iPad...).

UPDATE

Here's the link to the Apple forum discussion.

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nicely done on finding the answer. Mark your answer as the answer then, so that other people with your question will find your answer and hopefully be directed to your link. –  Harv Jan 25 '11 at 6:10

Is the DVD mounted for writing in the Finder? If it is, the Boot Camp utility can't get a handle on the burn rights (as the Finder has them). Eject the disk, go to the Disk preferences in System Preferences, and make sure the option for blank discs is "ask me every time", then shove the disc back in. It should ask you which app to open; choose "other application...", and an open window will appear. Hold down the Command key and drag the Boot Camp utility icon from the Dock to the open window. (The icon should stay in the dock and appear under the mouse while you drag.) The open window will now have the Boot Camp utility app selected, so press the open button and affirm the "what app to open" dialog. (Note: I'm not on a Mac right now, so any verbiage is approximate.) Then re-try the burn.

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Hi @CajunLuke! Well, I don't know if the Finder is taking over, but I followed the steps you outline, but sadly the disc just spins down and nothing happens like before. I restarted the MacBook and tried again, but it was the same result... –  Alex Jan 25 '11 at 2:15
    
Does Boot Camp say it wants a CD or a DVD? Do you have a writable CD you can try with? I'll have another look when I get home to my Mac. –  CajunLuke Jan 25 '11 at 2:40
    
don't worry, I got it figured out. Look at my answer for details. I am however proud to say it wasn't me screwing things up! :) Oh, and thanks for the help today! –  Alex Jan 25 '11 at 3:05
    
Glad to help - anytime. –  CajunLuke Jan 25 '11 at 15:20

Just got a new mac. Converted after dell laptop hdd went bad. "Sure, it is NO PROBLEM installing windows on your Mac" said the sales rep. I have had the mac for two days and have to tell ya, so far I am not too impressed.

Thank you for the link to the forum! I have the same issue. Instead of installing a previous version of bootcamp, i opted to attempt windows install and run the support software from my startup disc.

windows install now continues to white screen then get an error message No Boot Devices found. I suppose I"ll have to open a new thread for that one.

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Yeah. When I installed mine, I just sort of BS'd with it. If I remember correctly, I configured boot camp not to download the drivers and then it reconfigured the HDD. From there I just installed Windows 7 64-bit, without issues, so not sure where you're hanging up... After the install was done I had to go through the Apple website and get a couple of different versions of the Boot Camp drivers until it got the latest version installed. There's a dependency so you don't have a choice, but to install the previous versions required. –  Alex Mar 16 '11 at 0:13

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