Installing Windows via .iso

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by NikkiJayne, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. NikkiJayne macrumors regular

    NikkiJayne

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    So I have a (base model) rMBP which of course means no optical drive. I downloaded an OEM version of Windows 7 64 bit to see if I could get it to install, and if so purchase a license for it.

    So I tried installing via popping the .iso on my external Samsung hard drive, and then I tried using Daemon Tools Lite. Both methods resulted in 'No bootable device' (I had a slight panic attack until I realised via my old Dell that this didn't mean I had broken my Mac!)

    Anyhow, does anyone know how to get this to work? I've had a Google but almost all forum topics I find are to do with installing via optical drive, and I really don't wanna buy one because I will never use it again.

    I realise I am probably doing something really stupid but since this is my first Mac I rescind all responsibility ;)
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Open up Boot Camp Assistant, and choose the option to make a USB Windows installer in that. You'll need a USB flash drive.
     
  3. NikkiJayne thread starter macrumors regular

    NikkiJayne

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    Ok, so an external hard drive won't work? What size flash drive should I get?
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    An external HD might work, I've never tried. You'll need an 8GB flash drive or larger, most likely.
     
  5. eeclipse16 macrumors member

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    HOW TO: Install Windows 7 from USB using boot camp on 2012 Retina Macbook Pro.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KhhnW3fIRw&list=UUC9dbH8hr2rOZSMznJK0M4g&index=0&feature=plcp
     
  6. NikkiJayne thread starter macrumors regular

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    I must have done something wrong the first time because it installed this time without a hitch from my external hard drive. But geez, does it run hot!
     

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