Mountain Lion Boot Camp-assistant Partition

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    I tried to install Windows 8 64-bit and Windows 7 64-bit on a seperat partition on My MacBook Pro 2011 15" using Boot Camp-assistant on Mountain Lion.
    I got some errors like when rebooting and trying to enter the install-disk it says: "No bootable device ..."

    I have already tried solutions with different flashdrives it did not work for me. I also tried with a optical drive - Windows 7 DVD install-disk - which also did not work for me.

    It has worked for me before some time ago but that time I had Lion or SnowLeorpard on my Mac.

    I don't know if there is a bug or something like that in the new OS - Mountain Lion?

    For more details about my error go to: Mac How To : Bootcamp Windows Partition Problem

    Thanks.

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    I am afraid I can't actually help you with your Bootcamp problem as it is not something I would contemplate, but have you ever considered alternatives? What do you need to install Windows on your Mac for in the first place? Have you considered running Windows in a virtual machine powered by Parallels Desktop or VMWare? I use Parallels for running Visual Studio on my MacBook Pro when I am away from my Windows Desktop and it runs just fine. I have even run EVE Online via a virtual machine, again without any problems. Running a virtual machine negates all the hassle of partitioning you Mac hard drive, and the potential pitfalls and problems associated with corrupt boot records which seem to plague users of Bootcamp.
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    Thanks for your advice. I already have Windows VMWare though but thanks anyway. I have tried to recover the whole Mac OS, unfortunately it didn't help. But I may have found the reason to my problem on this post:
    https://discussions.apple.com/message/15940863#15940863

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