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I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro (13 inch Mid 2012) running OS X 10.7.5 I'm using a USB drive to create the boot disk, and I also downloaded the drivers needed from the apple website. After creating the partition and restarting, the system tells me that there is no bootable drive available. I try holding the option key and then selecting the windows partition and then it shows the same screen.

Any ideas of what's wrong?

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The most common Issue when installing bootcamp windows

Causes:
Failed to detect USB3.0 drive after reboot

Solution:
Use a USB2.0 drive to create windows install disk instead of USB 3.0 drives.

Or you can inject usb3.0 driver into the installer using Dism++

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I had the same issue with my iMac 2011. Your MacBook Pro won't boot from your USB stick because it has a Superdrive and only accepts alternative booting from there. Either use Windows install DVD or disconnect the Superdrive manually. Lots of tutorials on youtube how to do that.

  • This is completely incorrect. Intel based Macs could boot from Macs that had 10.4.5 or later (roughly 2006). However, the boot medium must be formatted GUID. Please refer to this support document – Allan Nov 4 '16 at 10:30

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