Downloading Windows 7 and Creating DVD

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  1. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I am about to buy and download Windows 7 so that I can install it on my MBP. Can I purchase the download on my MBP and make a DVD that can run to install Windows with Bootcamp?

    Also, I am going to buy the family pack so that I can upgrade my MB running XP to 7. Any instructions on this as well? Thanks!
     
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    If memory serves me I needed to download it from a windows machine, as there's a download manager that is being used.
     
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  5. Quad5Ny, May 19, 2011
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    Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, its the 5th or so time I've posted links to the ISO's this week.
     
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    I have a question. I already own a real copy of Windows 7 Pro 64, but is there an ISO for Windows 7 SP1 Pro 64 anywhere to download. I am going to have to install it in bootcamp soon and would rather install the newer version. The one you have posted is the original version, or is it SP1?
     
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    These are pre-SP1, mydigitallife has an article with links to torrents of the MSDN ISOs with integrated SP1, but I can't link to it due to forum rules.

    EDIT: It's a shame slipstreaming doesn't work anymore...

    B
     
  8. hexonxonx thread starter macrumors 601

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    For anyone who may find this thread:

    Do not install 64bit. After install, you get a warning that 3.2 64bit is not supported. I try to install 3.1 boot camp and that tells me I need 3.0. 3.0 is not available for download.
     
  9. Quad5Ny, May 20, 2011
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    If your interested in torrenting them I can get you the SHA-1/MD5 hash's for the ISO's direct from MSDN. That way you can be sure what you download is legit. (Edit: Or you could download the SP1 Updater and put it on a CD/Thumbdrive)

    Yea it sucks you can't slipstream anymore but this is because Microsoft switched to using WIM images.


    When you setup Vista/Win7, the installer partitions/formats your drive, sets the boot information and then extracts the WIM into a partition. After that, the installer is done and Windows takes over.

    If your curious to see what they look like, Download 7-zip, Insert the Windows disc and then open '/sources/install.wim'. The different folders in the root are each a different version of Windows (Professional, Ultimate, Ect.).
     

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