Install boot camp via USB

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by wirelessimports, May 16, 2010.

  1. wirelessimports macrumors member

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    I have used disk utility to take DMG files such as OSX and create a disk image onto the flash drive and upgrade / reinstall the OS on my mac.

    I don't have any blank DVD's to burn the win 7 ISO onto so I tried doing the same by putting the ISO onto a flash drive and it doesn't work in Disk Utility. I tried doing it on a XP computer which was (I think) successful in putting the disk image onto the flash drive.

    Now when I reboot and hold option I don't have any option to start up the computer other than the Mac HD.

    I have installed Paragon to be able to read and write NTFS files / disks.

    Does anyone know if its possible to install win 7 via USB onto a mac or am I wasting my time?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. TiffanyBee macrumors member

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    I know you're asking for help with boot camp, but your life will be so much easier if you got Parallels. You wouldn't need to burn Windows 7 onto a CD, you just need to find the .iso & Parallels will install it for you.
     
  3. wirelessimports thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you. But parallels is just too slow for my liking. I need it to use to trade stocks and need a dedicated PC to run the proper software needed.
     
  4. TiffanyBee macrumors member

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    I think you should be able to install it via USB if you have all the files on it (iso & what not). If not, you might as well go out & get a DVD to burn it.
     

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