Cannot create Windows 7 install disc

chickenlegs

macrumors member
Original poster
Dec 9, 2007
66
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Bristol, UK
I have been trying to install Windows 7 on a 13" MB (late 2008) model with Lion installed and all software updated. I am using Bootcamp, but cannot get the MB to create a partition and read from the iso image on the DVD. I don't quite understand why the "Create a Windows 7 install disc" tick box in Bootcamp is greyed out - I have tow other options, "Download the latest Windows support files..." and "Install Windows". I have downloaded the support files and put these on a DVD, but I can't see how to create an install disc.
I have tried creating a partition of 40GB in BC and then clicking "Install" when the DVD is in the optical drive, but even though the DVD spins up, I get: "the installation disc cannot be found....." Hence the reason for seeing if I could create a USB installation disc.
Any help please?
 
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chickenlegs

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Original poster
Dec 9, 2007
66
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Bristol, UK
Yes, it is. However, I've just done some research and I am not now sure that my MB (late 2008 model) will accept a 64 bit Windows 7 disc. I do not have a 32bit version.
 

Guiyon

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Mar 19, 2008
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Cambridge, MA
Yes, it is. However, I've just done some research and I am not now sure that my MB (late 2008 model) will accept a 64 bit Windows 7 disc. I do not have a 32bit version.
Won't be a problem. I have the same laptop and it runs the x64 version of Windows 7 fine. How did you create the DVD? If you just dragged the ISO to the DVD, that's not going to work. You'll need to go into Disk Utility and burn the image to a DVD.
 

jpine

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Jun 15, 2007
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Won't be a problem. I have the same laptop and it runs the x64 version of Windows 7 fine. How did you create the DVD? If you just dragged the ISO to the DVD, that's not going to work. You'll need to go into Disk Utility and burn the image to a DVD.
Thanks man! I know this is an older thread, but you information solved my problem.
 
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