Bootcamp install windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Jimzar, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Jimzar macrumors newbie

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    Jan 10, 2009
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    Hello guys!

    I want to make a bootcamp install of windows 7 on my macbook pro.
    I have a windows 7 dvd from my brother's pc. I can install windows from this dvd but i need a product key. I am also a student and microsoft provides me a free download of windows with a product key.
    My question is: do i have to download it in order to use this product key or can i install from dvd and after use this key? My internet speed is too slow so it really matters for me :(

    Please help.
     
  2. Drask macrumors regular

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    Feb 3, 2012
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    You can if the key you're given matched the version of windows you have in your dvd. Lets say your dvd contains Windows 7 professional, your license will have to be for professional or else it wont work.
     
  3. KamiQuazi macrumors member

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    Jul 27, 2011
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    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool
    Use that to copy the file to an iso.
    http://www.mydigitallife.info/create-windows-7-universal-iso-with-all-editions-selection-on-install-with-ei-cfg-removal-utility/
    Read that to learn how to remove the cg.efi from iso. That will essentially make a install all version windows 7. Just pick the correct version for the key you have. Example pick home premium for home premium key or professional for professional.
     

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