I spent the whole weekend attempting to install Win7 on my Macbook Pro 2.2 Core 2 Duo (Oct 2007) but in vain. Here are the steps I carried out:
- Complied with all the requirements mentioned in the Bootcamp Installation Guide
- Installed all Software Updates
- Able to partition my 500gb SATA using Bootcamp assistant, allocating 32gb for Win7.
- Rebooted the machine with Win7 DVD installer (ISO downloaded from MSDN)
- Once On, I can hear the DVD spinning. I know that the system recognizes the installation but after a few moments, it will just display an empty black screen. No more activities afterwards. I tried to wait and even finished my laundry but it didnít progress at all. I just had to hard-reset and boot my OSX to do further research.
I tried several options after reading forum posts and online articles but still unsuccessful, bringing me back to the same black screen:
- Disk verified/repaired (via Disk Utilities) before creating Bootcamp partition (it helped a few users but not me)
- Created Mac-compatible DVD installer (using oscdimg in Windows) Ė 1st disc [I followed the same method as described here http://mactyler.com/technology/how-t...mpatible-dvd/]
- Burned the ISO to DVD using SLís legacy burning function Ė 2nd Disc
- Burned the ISO to DVD using Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool Ė 3rd Disc
- Burned the ISO to DVD using ImgBurn in Windows Ė 4th Disc
Iím not sure if this has something to do with the video drivers and am just about to give up (:
Thanks so much for your tips.