Installing Windows 7 --RC-- through VMware Fusion

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Doju, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    I have the Windows 7 RC .iso (it's 64bit, I should have that one, right? Macs are 64 bit not 32 bit?) file and I want to install it through my VMware fusion app. Please note, this is NOT the beta for Windows 7, it's the newer RC.

    How in the world do I do this? Some online guides say to set it as Windows Server 2008 x64, others say Windows Vista 64.

    Could someone take me through the process of installing it? Or link me to a video or proven article? Setup goes through usually but the next time I boot into Windows 7 it tells me there was an installation error and Windows could not find the startup disk.
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Choose Vista 64, then install from Disk Image ... it will walk you through it.
  3. Zerozal macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2009
    Assuming you have a fairly recent Mac, 64bit is what you want. Just tell VMware to install from a disk image and point it to the .iso--it will walk you through the install. I chose Vista Server 2008 x64 as the OS, which was recommended by VMware, and it works great.
  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009

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