Installing Windows without a flash drive or CD?

Volkstaia

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 5, 2012
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East Coast of the US
...Or just with a 4GB flash drive. I tried to use my External HDD to do it but it doesn't load in to the option startup menu. It's separately powered, too.
 

Dfw

macrumors newbie
Apr 6, 2014
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South Wales, UK
You will need to make the disk you plan to use bootable.

There is a tool available from MS:
http://images2.store.microsoft.com/prod/clustera/framework/w7udt/1.0/en-us/Windows7-USB-DVD-tool.exe
 

Kaspersky

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Jan 31, 2013
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Warsaw
:rolleyes:
If you use some software like Poweriso u can use your external HD like a USB Flash Drive, but you have to format it.
 

Volkstaia

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 5, 2012
133
2
East Coast of the US
I bought an 8gb flash drive. Now, when I try to make it with Bootcamp Assistant, it says my ISO is 32bit. It's actually 64bit, I downloaded it from Microsoft's digital river. It's Windows 7 home premium x64, it should work fine. I've tried to edit the .plist file to let me do the "32bit" OS install on my Mac mini, but it won't let me because the file is locked and it's possible to unlock. ****ing apple, I should be able to edit any file on my computer at all.