I am trying to install windows 7 using bootcamp on my Macbook Pro running Yosemite. Everything goes well except when it is done with partitioning the hard drive. When it boots to windows a black screen appears with the message "No bootable device insert disk and press any key." When I press a key nothing happens. I tried restarting it and holding down the option key but only the Macintosh HD appears.


I now burned the iso file to a dvd but when i try to boot into Windows it gets stuck on "windows is loading files." After that an error message appears.

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  • What is the model identifier or year/screen_size of your Macbook Pro? Are you installing using a DVD or USB flash drive? If a flash drive, how did you create it? – David Anderson Sep 6 '15 at 7:01
  • @DavidAnderson I am using a Early 2011 13" Macbook Pro. I am using a 32 gb flash drive to install. I create it by opening Boot Camp Assistance and checking all 3 boxes and then selecting the ISO file. – Abdullah Shafique Sep 6 '15 at 7:18
  • I've never been able to get Windows on a machine with a Superdrive other than by DVD, not USB stick – Tetsujin Sep 6 '15 at 8:45
  • @Tetsujin Should I try burning the iso to a dvd and then try to install Windows? – Abdullah Shafique Sep 6 '15 at 17:04
  • I think it may be worth it, yes; I think you can create it directly in bootcamp, though it's been a long time since i did it myself. I found a guide here - laptops.eng.uci.edu/instructional-computing/incoming-students/… but I'm not sure how up to date it is. Wish you luck on your coaster-count ;) – Tetsujin Sep 6 '15 at 17:42

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