How do I make a windows thumb drive from my MAC

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by volition1, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. volition1 macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2007
    The title asks it all. How do I make a Windows installation Thumb Drive from using Disk Utility?

    I have an ISO of Windows 7
    a Thumb Drive

    and I have two options for MACS one is a G5 quad
    and the other is a Intel Macbook
  2. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    If I remember correctly, the only way to get a bootable windows usb drive made on a Mac is from a MacBook Air or Mac Mini (without a superdrive). On those machines, Boot Camp actually gives you the option to make a USB drive. On your two machines, it isn't possible (without some hacking maybe). I'd recommend either making it in someone else's Windows computer, or just make a DVD instead.
  3. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2011
    I just went through this with Windows 8. What I ended up doing is downloading VMware fusion and creating a virtual system with windows 8 on it. I used the windows 7 tool within the emulated operating system to create a bootable thumb drive. I then used rEFIt to boot to the drive and install to the windows partition (created in bootcamp). rEFIt will allow you to boot to any USB device.

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