Installing Vista FROM external HDD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GoneBabyGone, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. GoneBabyGone macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2008
    My school offers Vista for free so I downloaded it. I went to burn it to a DVD and keep getting the laser power failed/medium write error crap. I need Vista installed ASAP (see: tonight) but my Genius Bar appointment isn't until Wednesday afternoon.

    Is there any way to put the iso file on a USB HDD and use that to install instead of a DVD?

  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    No. The ISO needs to be burned to a DVD in order for the disk to be bootable when used with Boot Camp.


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