How do I install downloaded copy of Vista on my Mac via Bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by alchemistmuffin, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. alchemistmuffin macrumors 6502

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    I just purchased a copy of Vista under MSDN Academic Alliance.

    But to save money, I decided to download the copy of vista and burn the disc my self.

    But the downloader is in exe file.

    How do I download and burn the file so I can install vista on my mac?
     
  2. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    I think you'll have to borrow someone's computer.

    That's pretty interesting, though. I didn't realize you could download Vista and burn it onto a DVD.
     
  3. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    The .exe file may be a self extracting archive. if you have an older copy of windows try oppening on that, otherwise, you'll have to download another version, or borrow a friends PC and burn a bootable iso
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I downloaded XP SP3 from the MS Volume Licensing website, it was an exe, but it wasn't really. It wouldn't extract, I tried renaming it ISO and it worked :confused: Worth a shot, failing that you'll need a PC with a DVD burner to extract and then burn your image.
     
  5. chipchen macrumors 6502

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    the file should be an ISO file, which you can burn with Disk Utility. But if you need an exe file just to download it.. you need a PC. Have a friend download and burn it for you. If I were you though, I'd buy the original disc.
     
  6. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    Side note: love the new avatar Edesign, although I liked the pics of miss knightly better (thats going back a while)
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

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    The Windows images on MSDN are ISO, however it uses a proprietary downloader called Microsoft File Transfer Manager which only runs on Windows. You'll need to borrow a Windows machine in order to download the image.
     

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