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I opened package contents on bookcamp assistant and deleted the pre usb thingy so then I get an option to put the windows 7 .iso on my flash drive.

I then moved on to selecting install windows 7, then portioned my HDD giving then windows part 140GB.

The macbook powered off/restarted to load windows up but a blank screen appeared stating ...no bootable drive found, even though my flash drive is in the macbook still.

well I have managed to get back to my macbooks desktop. The version of windows I downloaded is 32 bit could that be why it didn't work?

I am downloading a 64 bit version now.

Is there anyother reason why windows isn't booting up from my flash drive? should I try windows 8?

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You didn't give us any details about your Mac? However, if your Mac has an optical drive, you can not install Windows from a flash drive.
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You didn't give us any details about your Mac? However, if your Mac has an optical drive, you can not install Windows from a flash drive.
that will explain that then, my macbook is a Macbook pro 2011 (unibody)on OSX 10.8.5.

is there anyway to get around install from a disk or not?
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Yes, there are work arounds to install from a USB flash drive but you're going to have to dig them out with some good Googling. And be sure to use the 64 bit version of Windows 7 so that it will use all your memory. Windows 8 is only 64 bit so no problem there.
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Yes, there are work arounds to install from a USB flash drive but you're going to have to dig them out with some good Googling. And be sure to use the 64 bit version of Windows 7 so that it will use all your memory. Windows 8 is only 64 bit so no problem there.
is there a tutorial on how to make a disk and install windows that way via bootcamp
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Here is how to burn the iso to a disk. How to burn ISO disc images - Mac OS X Hints
As to how to install using bootcamp there are several YouTube videos and other tutorials - just google them and pick the one that makes sense to you.

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