Installing Windows 7 with external hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by 10lbMoustache, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2009
    I'm having some huge problems. I have an .iso of Windows 7 Ultimate but my whole problem is that my macbooks dvd-rom drive crapped out on me a year ago so no burning no reading and Disc Utility wont let me restore the iso onto an external hard drive.

    Does anyone have any idea what I could do to fix this? Is there a way I can put the image onto the hard drive at all?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    Install it from a USB flash drive (go down to post #8 and keep reading).
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2009
    Sorry I wasn't too clear in my post. I did find that article my only problem is I don't own a pc. Soo the steps it gives for prepping the usb are not possible because its done on a pc.
  4. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Get a trial copy of Parallels or VMWare Fusion and install your ISO to a virtual machine first. Don't enter your key or activate it until you have it installed where you want it finally.

    Voila, instant PC!


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