Help with getting bootcamp

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  1. TheBandit macrumors newbie

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    Yesterday I bought a game on steam, hoping to play in on parallels. I was not able to do so as parallels does not support directx 11.

    I heard that bootcamp does: so I want to get it. The only problem is I am unable to because I am having trouble obtaining this Windows Installer disc, or whatever it is called. I am only able to find a Windows 8 disc but it costs $120, which I am not willing to spend. I tried to find a Windows 7 version but was not successful. I could not find a windows 8 version that was cheaper.

    Is there any way I could use my windows version from parallels to install bootcamp? Or is there something a lot cheaper than the $120 disc?
    I would also prefer if I could download windows from online somehow.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    It depends. What version of Windows are you using with Parallels, and how did you obtain it?
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Yes. If using Windows 8.1 you can make a USB installer using Microsoft's Media Creation Tool. You will need your Windows 8.1 product key to complete the installation in Boot Camp. If you are trying to install Windows 7 then you will either need a legal ISO file or order the disk from Microsoft.
     
  4. TheBandit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do have windows 8.1 on parallels. But I have no idea what the product key was... I got it so long ago.
    How would I even go about getting windows 7 from microsoft? I looked everywhere on their website but couldn't find it.
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    You would need a Windows 7 key.
     
  6. TheBandit thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    You would need to buy one online from Amazon or Newegg. PM me! I know someone who has a spare key.
     
  8. TheBandit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I added you to my contacts but I cannot seem to find a way to pm you
     
  9. Altemose macrumors G3

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    You have PM turned off.
     
  10. TheBandit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would you happen to know how to turn that on?
     
  11. Altemose macrumors G3

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    It will be somewhere in the user control panel.

    EDIT: I sent you an email. Check your inbox.
     
  12. TheBandit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I turned everything on I could but still nothing, is there another place I can contact you?
     
  13. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I sent you an email. Check your inbox.
     

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