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  1. mercluke

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    Actually, nvm... a blast of compressed air to the "superdrive" fixed the problem, it's intsalling as i type [​IMG]

    so i recently got my hands on a macbook pro and i've updated it to the latest version of snow leopard but i also need to get windows 7 running on it for use at TAFE(uni-like institution) for my VB work...
    i tried using the bootcamp assistant and choosing the option about still having my osx disk and at the part where i'm prompted to insert the disk i do so, the macbook reboots and windows installer starts loading only to be greeted by an error (error code is +0xc00000e9) which mentions the problem being something to do with either a usb device being unplugged during the setup (no usb devices are insterted) or a faulty disc drive

    assuming it is that the disc drive in this thing is on the fritz, does anyone know how i can install win 7 on this alongside osx without using a disc drive?

    if it helps:
    win 7 discs i have available to me currently are the x32 and x64 RTM versions (one where you can choose which edition of win 7 to install)
    the macbook is this model: MA897LL/A
     
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    I'm guessing you already considered it but using a virtual machine could work if nothing else does.
     
  3. murkurie

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    Have you tried copying the Windows DVD to a bootable usb stick, then I believe you press alt or option key, depending on the naming during boot, to get the boot selection screen, but I don't know if apple allows booting off usb.
     
  4. Thaddeus_Twain

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    Just curious, how come you didn't just get a Windows laptop? Macs are generally considered more consumer friendly, but they are more or less toys compared with a PC, especially if you're a programmer. (Please, I don't need to get flamed, so just lay off fanboys.)

    Anyway I know it's not really helpful, but I am curious about your reasons for getting a Mac.
     
  5. jesterscourt

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    I'd post this at the MacRumors forums, I think you'd get a more accurate and quicker response.
     
  6. mercluke

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    oh, ok. will do [​IMG]
     
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    Nice, how'd you score a free lappy?
     
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    after some searching I've found this utility rEFIt that let mac's boot off USB, and triple boot OS's
     
  9. mercluke

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    i had a hp laptop that i was previously using for tafe stuff which i swapped for this macbook (the lappy was slightly beefier but this has a larger screen and no hackintosh distros i tried liked that lappy [​IMG])
     
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