Bootcamp Disk Utility Question

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by owlbabu, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. owlbabu macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2010
    Hey guys,

    I had a question. I have a .ISO file of Windows 7 Pro x64 (obtained legally). Why do I need to burn it to a DVD using disk utility? Why can't I use a DVD with just the .ISO file on it? If I use disk utility, is that what makes it a "bootable" disk? I am asking because someone gave me a DVD with just the .ISO file on it, and bootcamp did not recognize it. Maybe I'll use disk utility, and it'll recognize it?

    Make sense?

  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
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    It'll only be bootable if the ISO is bootable to begin with. Some ISOs, e.g. Upgrades may not be bootable by themselves and may require a running OS. But when you burn with Disk Utility as an image, you'll see lots of files on the disk when you mount it instead if just the iso.


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