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    Boot camp
    Hey guys, I've searched all over the interweb, but I could'nt find a case similar to mine.

    I started boot camp to install windows 7, as it starte, the screen turned black, and it said:
    "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"
    So I did.
    But it is as if it doesn't recognize the windows cd.

    SO, the question is: how do I get back to my Mac OS homescreen?

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    Boot the machine while holding down the alt/option key.
    After a while a selection of bootable drives should show up. Pick your Mac OS drive.
    Mac OS X Things Startup Keys – Boot Options

    Have you tried the CD on a different Machine - and Windows 7 should be a DVD - so if you tried burning an iso from MSDN or some such - it should have been burned to a DVD disk. You could also try making a bootable USB as well from the iso.
    (An example from microsoft - but you'll need a windows pc to do it)
    Microsoft Store Online

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    Dude, you saved my ***!
    Thanks

    The problem is, that it's an original windows dvd.

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    What kind of Windows original DVD? It's either got to be a Microsoft boxed full version or an OEM System Builder's full version. Other versions probably will not work.

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    Chscag, it's: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 64bit , but I'm hesitating on trying it again. Maybe I should try installing it on a windows computer first? I think I've got three licenses.

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    If it's an MS Windows 7 64 bit version of Home Premium, it should work and be able to install from Boot Camp. There may be a problem with your optical drive. You can try it on a Windows machine if you want, but don't install it. Just see if it can boot the Win box and enter the install screen.

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    Do not partition that way. Start BootCamp Assistant, print and read the guidelines, download drivers and burn to a CD and proceed from there allowing BootCamp to set up the petition. Select the Bootcamp partition and format NTFS and your Windowsa 7 disc should then auto install.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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