Installing Win7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dfmac, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. dfmac macrumors newbie

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    The Boot app wizard asks you to choose the iso image you wish to burn to the USB storage disc, but where is it on the WIN7 installation disc.
    I cannot see an iOS file on it, but it must exist. Does it have a different file type?
     
  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    The .iso is the image file of the installation disc. It's something that needs to be created or downloaded. The latter is actually the easier way to go. Go here, enter your Windows 7 product key and language, then it will download the proper version. Point the Boot Camp wizard to that image file, and it will take it from there.
     
  3. dfmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All went swimingly up to the point of the os actually loading at which point it has frozen for 2hours at "Windows is loading files............."

    The only way now is to switch off and then on again.
    What might I expect or will the choice be obvious?
    Can I start again and load over whatever has happened up till now or do I have to erase all that is on the new partition?

    As for your previous advice, I got an iso image but stupid me downloaded the 32bit version. I went back to redo it properly, but Microsoft wouldn't let me have another go. I then reralised that i didn't need an iso as |I had the origial disc so off I went again.
    Now I'm in limbo!!
    (Lucky I have an old XP to use)
     
  4. dfmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As expected. Switched off and then on and got "No bootable device. Insert boot disc and press any key".
    I thought the USB device would carry a boot device, but it doesn't.
    Will search for but............
    Now what?
     

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