Boot camp failing, need a solution!!

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

  1. kecheverria11 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Download just the Windows 7 x64 ISO from Microsoft and install that with a USB thumb drive? It's free to download.

    http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-24395.iso
     
  3. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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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