Is setting up bootcamp hard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shredder-, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Shredder- macrumors regular

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    I've seen several guides on how to bootcamp a mac os to PC, but all of them include a legit windows 7 CD.
    What's the easiest way to get windows 7 on my mac? I don't have any CD
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Setting up Windows via Boot Camp Assistant is easy, as BCA only makes a partition for Windows and downloads/burns the Windows drivers for your hardware.
    The actual Windows install is the same as with every other computer, if you have a valid and functioning Windows install medium.

    Recently I could install Windows 7 on a friends computer via an external USB HDD, as the ODD was broken.
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    just follow the steps in the assistant and it couldnt be easier
     
  4. Shredder- thread starter macrumors regular

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    well, what about the part with the CD and everything?
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Yeah, you need a DVD or USB flash memory thumb drive with Windows on it. Microsoft even offers a tool for that, the "Windows USB/DVD Download Tool", which allows you to burn (copy) your legally downloaded Windows version onto a DVD (USB flash memory thumb drive) and use that as install medium.
    And YouTube also has lots of guides about this issue.
     
  6. Shredder- thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah.. I don't have that :[ - I do have a USB. Can I simply download the windows version via their website? Most youtube guides start with assuming you already have windows...
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, you can download Windows 7 via the MS Shop.
     

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