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I'm trying to install Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro, using Bootcamp.

I've stepped through the assistant and used the Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk, and stored this on a Usb Harddrive.

However, when it decides to restart, I get a nice screen of Please insert a bootable disk. Great...

I then tried to reboot my mac while holding down the Option key, and verified that my USB Harddrive is infact being recognized as a bootable disk. I then select the Harddrive as my boot choice, and the windows logo appears, with a nice little loader.

However, after a few seconds I get a Blue screen of death, and everything restarts, and back to the Please insert a bootable disk.

Other things I've tried:

  • Used GDisk to change the partition type to GUID.
  • Used Disk utility to change the partition to NTFS/FAT32.

I have not tried creating a bootable DVD, as I do not have one available at the moment.

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You are using the current version of Boot Camp I presume? Previous version of Boot Camp did not support Windows 8. – Ramhound Apr 30 '13 at 12:18
Yes, I have the latest version of Boot Camp. – Kao Apr 30 '13 at 12:20
which STOP Code/bugcheck do you get? – magicandre1981 Apr 30 '13 at 14:19
I've got no idea. It gives me the new win8 blue screen, and reboots automatically after a few seconds. – Kao Apr 30 '13 at 14:39

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