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HI,
I need help with bootcamp and windows 7. I've looked everywhere in google and I can't find a solution. My problem is the following: I followed all the instructions from apple on how to install windows 7. I installed everything windows 7 and it runs good. When I eject the windows cd and restart my computer holding the option key, I select windows and then a folder with a question mark starts flashing. The only way I can boot windows is if I hold the option key with the cd in the disk drive and select the disk that has windows in it. That is the only way it works. I have a MBP late 2010 8GB Ram intel core 2 duo 2.66Ghz running os lion. Please help!:-s
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Did you download the driver disk image from Apple as per the Boot Camp Assistant instructions? It sounds like you're missing a video driver.
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Yes I did
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Wait, the one that boot camp makes me burn?
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Burn the drivers to a CD and used that by auto running or running the .exe file? If you burned the drivers to the CD sounds like auto run has not worked.

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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You guys mean the option in boot camp that says"Download the latest windows support from apple"?
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that's what I did after I installed windows. I installed the cd I burned from the option in the picture above
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I still get that folder flashing arghhh
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Also I installed all the mac drivers
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I also get this when I try clicking verify disk.
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Personally. It suggest running the bootcamp assistant again to delete the partition then start from scratch.

Are you using a genuine Windows 7 retail or OEM(system builders) DVD?

External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - top right of this post
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OEM. I've tried like 5 times and I get the same thing. When I was using snow leopard it worked perfectly, after upgrading to lion I can't install it.
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