Installing Windows7

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Avicenna, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Avicenna macrumors member

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    I don't have a cd with which I can burn the Win7 .iso. A couple of days ago, i installed SnowLeopard by creating a partition of 8 GB on my hard-drive, and restoring .dmg on that partition. It worked flawlessly. Now I thought maybe I could do that same thing with my Win7 .iso. So I created a partition, restored the image onto that partition, everything went fine. Now when i boot and hold alt, that partition doesn't show up. Can you guys help? Is this even possible?

    Thanks

    PS- I tried the startup utility as well, no luck...
     
  2. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    If I understand what you did correctly, that won't work. The Win partition that you created doesn't yet have the "boot sector" set up. You'll have to burn the .iso file onto a DVD (using software such as "Active@ ISO Burner") and boot from that DVD then install to the partition.
     
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    You have to install Windows by booting off an installation volume, either a DVD or flash drive. You probably restored the iso to a HFS+ volume, which absolutely will not work.
     
  4. poppero macrumors member

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    you need to restore the image on an external HD and use it to boot then start the installation of Win7 on your partition.
     

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