Installing Windows 7 via Boot Camp - "The installer disk could not be found."

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  1. Black ICe macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2009

    I am trying to install Windows 7 via boot camp on OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. Every time I run Boot Camp, I get to the step where it searches for and downloads Windows 7 updates. Then, it says "The installer disc could not be found."

    I’ve got a .ISO image from Microsoft that I’ve put onto a USB drive, and I’ve also burned the .ISO to a disk, and Boot Camp still won’t find it there.

    I’ve also read that turning the .ISO to .CDR helps, but I’ve tried that via USB and disc and haven’t had any luck with that method, either.

    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)

    OS OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

    Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5

    Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

    Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB 1 TB SSD 16 GB RAM

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Where did you get the ISO?
    Are you sure it's for 64-bit Windows 7?
    The 32-but ISO or the 32/64 combined ISO won't work.
    And you should try reburning it using a PC if you haven't already.
  3. Black ICe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2009
    Hey Gjwilly. I got the ISO from Microsoft's website.

    Just confirmed it's 64-bit Windows 7, not 32/64 combined.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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