|Jan 25, 2013, 07:21 AM||#1|
Install Win 7 on 2012 iMac
I have the 2012 iMac (SSD) and have spent the best part of the morning trying to install Win 7 via Boot Camp but without luck.
It seems the issue is I am using an external DVD superdrive and it is not possible to finish the install using the Win 7 DVD.
Looked at other options (new disk image from the DVD - rename cdr to iso, boot camp assistant to create USB install - which hangs) but nothing working so far!
Is there an easy guide to this somewhere please? Just want Win 7 via the DVD to install!
|Jan 25, 2013, 04:15 PM||#2|
How far through the install process is the install getting? One of the first things Win 7 does is copy the complete installation image to the HDD. After that's done the DVD is no longer needed.
|Jan 25, 2013, 04:21 PM||#3|
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|Jan 25, 2013, 05:12 PM||#4|
This was much harder than I though. I couldn't get the install completed using a USB connected Apple Superdrive. In the end I downloaded an ISO (3Gb) from Microsoft and went through Boot Camp assistant to create the USB bootable flash stick. A few other pointers in case it helps others:
Otherwise all OK. Installed Kaspersky and all done. Not sure I am that pleased with seeing Windows on my shiny new iMac but need it for something.
Good luck for anyone trying this.
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