Installing Windows 7 from an ISO through a disk?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jwGary, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. jwGary macrumors newbie

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    So I have a Windows 7 ISO and I want to use it to install Windows 7 onto my MacBook Pro through Bootcamp. I just wanted to know if that's possible to do through a CD? Like can I burn it onto a cd/dvd and have it install Windows 7? or is installing it onto a USB drive the only way?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Sure. Depending on the edition of Windows you may need a dual layer DVD though and for most people the expense may not be worth it.

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  3. justperry macrumors 604

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    Why waste a DVD while a USB stick can be used?(And erased many times!)
     
  4. jwGary thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Don't have a large enough USB stick (2GB only....). Might just fork over the money for a USB stick though. For Windows 7 Professional, how large of a USB drive would I need? I'm guessing at least 4GB? maybe more?
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    IIRC it's slightly too big for a 4GB stick. I've usually used an 8 GB one.

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