HELP! Installing Window 7 on MBP Through Bootcamp w/ ISO File

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  1. yogidabear macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I'm looking for some help here. So i have the iso file of windows 7 on my MBP and it installed without any problems on VMware. Due to the fact that VMware can't have all the functions windows normally has, i decided to try to install windows 7 through bootcamp so i could run windows just like a pc would. I burned the iso image of windows 7 to a dvd disk and attempted to run bootcamp. When the computer restarted, it said "no bootable disk, please insert a bootable disk". ...so i have windows 7 on a disk, i just dont know how to make the disk bootable. Any suggestions? -Thanks!
     
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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  3. yogidabear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the iso is a downloaded file therefore i didnt personally burn it. i used disk utility to burn the iso to the disk though.
     
  4. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Hold Option when you reboot, then select your DVD drive to run the Windows 7 installer you burned to DVD.
    BTW, did you verify that the DVD burned successfully?
     
  5. yogidabear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well in bootcamp it automatically changes the start up disk to the DVD. its not that the computer cant see the disk, its that the disk is not bootable. I need to find out how to make the disk bootable with Mac OSX. and yes i did verify it burned successfully
     
  6. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    If you successfully burned the Windows 7 iso to the DVD, it should be bootable. Perhaps the DVD you burned is corrupted or is unverified/non-finalized. Is this a DVD-R or a DVD+R disc? I always find DVD-R discs to be not very reliable.
     
  7. yogidabear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a DVD+R. and i burned 2 disks, and both didnt work. i dont think its an issue of corruption or verification. I always let disk utility take the extra time to verify the DVD's.
     

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