Downloading Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by HCR93, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. HCR93 macrumors member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm trying to bootcamp my new rMBP. I've done the process many times before, but this time I am struggling to find an ISO download. Every time before I've used http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59186.iso but that has recently stopped working. I don't have an external USB optical drive to make a copy of my retail disk (and wouldn't know how to turn that into a bootable USB on a Mac anyway).

    Basically, any way to get access to the ISO easily? Needing Windows pretty urgently for some software for Uni. Thanks for any help :)

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    I should add (before any anyone thinks I'm trying to pirate), I completely own a full retail copy of Windows 7 Professional. Not trying to get round Windows DRM at all here!
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    That's a bummer! none of the previously working Digital River links I have seem to be functional any more.

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  3. HCR93 thread starter macrumors member

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    Googling around some more and still can't find anything. Microsoft twitter said to call tomorrow but I can't imagine they'll be much help, I already own the disc anyway.

    I do have some friends who have Macs with optical drive. Is there any way to copy the ISO from the disc and put on a USB? I imagine it'll be tricky as will have copy protection right?

    How to Apple expect us to get the ISO if it's non-downloadable any more?
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    No copy protection.

    You can easily make an ISO yourself with Burn OS X, Disk Utility or even using dd from Terminal.

    http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net

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  5. HCR93 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's great news, thanks! Could you run me through (or give me a link) of how to make the USB from the disc? I imagine it's similar to making a bootable OS X which I've done, but wanna get this right and don't have much time to fiddle around.

    Thanks again balamw :)
     
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