Having a difficult time with Win 7/Fusion 3 install

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Cave Man, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    #1
    I have the edu version of Windows 7 64 bit home. I'm using Fusion 3 and am trying to install Windows 7 as a new machine. I'm running from the ISO Win 7 file that I dl'd from here, which is 5.43 gb in size. When I start the new machine process, it begins the installation but then hangs with the following error message:

    A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.

    Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step.

    Any help would be appreciated as I'm not much of a Windows person.
     
  2. Cave Man thread starter macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    #2
    OK, I think I ISOlated the problem. The ISO has to be dl'd under Windows (or at least not Safari under OS X). Anyway, I now have a good ISO, but it won't install under Fusion. The Win 7 installer says I need to install over another version of Windows, but I cannot run it under Fusion? Any suggestions?

    The VMWare web site is just about the worst I've ever visited. No help at all.
     
  3. macboy4 macrumors regular

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    Feb 17, 2009
    #3
    If you're using the student version it is supposed to be upgraded, not clean installed, hence, it requires a little tweaking.

    Try this: http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp
     

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