Boot camp failing, need a solution!!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kecheverria11, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. kecheverria11 macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2014
    Hey, I'm using the Boot camp assistant to partition my mac and install Windows.
    I have a burnt cd with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 and 64bit (I'm a student! can't afford the real Windows, for now :( )
    When I'm choosing how to divide it, there's an Alert message that says:

    Boot Camp only supports 64-bit Windows installation on this platform. Please use an USB drive or DVD which contains 64-bit Windows.

    And this cd has Windows 7 64bit. Anything I can do?
  2. VI™ macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2010
    Shepherdsturd, WV
    Download just the Windows 7 x64 ISO from Microsoft and install that with a USB thumb drive? It's free to download.
  3. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    Not an excuse. A Windows 7 Home Premium license can be purchased for $80-90. If you're at a university, you can almost certainly get one for much cheaper, or even free.

    Go without coffee and/or fast food for a month, and you'll have what you need.
  4. xcodeSyn macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2012
    You can download a free version of Windows Server 2008 R2, which is a server version of Win 7 from Microsoft DreamSpark after registering with your school ".edu" email account. Then visit this site to learn how to convert the Win Server 2008 R2 to a Workstation. If you prefer the Windows 8 UI, then download the Windows 2012 R2 which is the server version of Windows 8.1. The conversion can take some time, but it's free and legitimate.

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