I recently built a new computer and am trying to install Windows 7 via a USB because I don't have an optical drive on my new build. I reformatted my 8GB USB on my Macbook using Boot Camp Assistant (after tweaking it a bit to allow me to install windows 7 to a USB).
When I plug it into my new computer, I made sure to set it as first priority in the boot priority. When I reboot and try to boot the usb drive, it goes to a black screen with a blinking under cursor.
What can I do to fix this? I have been trying to the last few hours and I can't get it to work.
Thanks so much!
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Your description of the problem suggests that your USB stick isn't bootable. I would double check the procedure that you used to transfer Win 7 to the USB drive, and make sure that it includes the creation of a bootable partition. I don't know anything about Macbooks or Mac software, so I'm afraid that I can't walk you through the specifics.