Help installing windows 7 with Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 2010mini, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    Hello all,

    I have a 2010 MBP running 10.10 Yosemite.

    I want to install windows on for my wife who just needs it for certain applications that cannot run on OS X. I have a USB drive with every windows version currently available. But they are in .SWM format.

    is it possible to install windows with .SWM in boot camp? If not, does anyone know how i can convert to .ISO??

  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    The .SWM file is an archived split image file.
    You can extract the original .WIM using some software like ExtractNow, or ImageX. Either of those are Windows apps, so you would do that task on a computer running Windows.
    When you have rejoined the .SWM files, then you should have a .WIM, which will easily convert to the .ISO that you need for the Bootcamp install.
  3. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013

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