boot camp + ISO image?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by OrangeCuse44, May 3, 2008.

  1. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    I'm looking to install a Windows partition on my MB to revisit my Counter-Strike days. Does Boot Camp require a physical disk or can I use an ISO image for the install? Thanks.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    You need to reboot the computer to install Windows so you need a real, fully licensed (not downloaded) Windows CD.
  3. Patrick425 macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2007
    I know that you can use an iso image with parallels, but I guess not with bootcamp.
  4. primape08 macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2008
    Actually, I've downloaded a Windows XP iso and burned it to CD, then installed XP in Boot Camp and the whole process completed with no problems. You don't need a real, fully licensed Windows CD. One could even use a crack to validate XP instead of buying a license. But that's not what you want to do. Do it the legal way and buy a copy of XP.
  5. orthorim macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2008
    I want to do this too.

    I downloaded the Windows 7 ISO though MSDN, it's a Microsoft developer license. So yeah this is 100% legit. I removed the CD drive from my MacBook Pro so burning isn't an option. I will try an external one but not sure that'll work...
  6. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    Irvine, CA
    if you have a dvd disk laying around, just burn the iso to a disk using disk utility. I used that for putting windows on boot camp. They're not too expensive. I used to have this exact same question, until i learned it's a lot easier just to burn it to a disk and do that.

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