Making a windows recovery USB similar to lion recovery

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  1. fullfloridiancj macrumors regular

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    Just bought parallel 7 and am buying student addition of windows 7 professional. I know you can place it on a USB but can anyone give me step by step instructions on how to create a recovery USB for windows 7 I am not getting an instalation cd just an access code thanks
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You'll have to download the ISO from your school website, from that, you can burn the ISO to a thumb drive or DVD. There isn't much step by step to be done. If you know how to burn a disc from an .iso file, you have all the knowledge you need. If you don't google is your friend, it's quite easy.
     
  3. fullfloridiancj thread starter macrumors regular

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    i have the option of downloading windows of 3 files of exe or one file of ios. Can someone explain what this means should I download all of it before i lose the web page?
     
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  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    A .iso file(as a simple google search would've told you.) is a disc image file. It's basically instructions for a disc burner(a recipe, so to speak) so that when you use a disc burning software, it knows what to do to turn a blank DVD into a windows 7 DVD.

    Download the .iso, and use burning software to burn the .iso to disc. Do not copy paste the file onto a DVD or burn a data DVD containing the .iso, that will do nothing useful.

    Start by downloading it, we'll get you through this easily.
     
  6. fullfloridiancj thread starter macrumors regular

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    please explain

    the problem is every time you try to put an operating system like lion recovery or windows7 on a usb. the computer reformats it, clears, or doesn't acknowledge it. I tried placing my newly purchases windows pro7upgraedu64iso on a 8 gig thumb drive that was fat 32 formatted. and the next time i plugged it in mac os10 did not acknowledge the thumb drive in the finder. I decided to create 2 partitions one for mac os and a fat 32 to see if the windows installation would appear on either operating system. It did not appear on either. On windows I had to manually go into dos mode and clean the drive for it to be recognized and on mac i needed disk utility. So after I format the disk in any partition should I just drag and drop everything into a usb and forte about it. if I ever had a problem how would I get windows to reboot? I have no idea if i am doing this right

    To be honest the same thing happen to my os10 lion recovery disk after it is downloaded mac os does not recognize the thumb disk

    btw I am using parallel 7 and not bootcamp for my windows 7 instillation on mac

    any info is helpful Thank you
     
  7. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think this'll work on a Mac that has an optical drive. Macs shipped without an optical drive have the option in BootCamp Assistant to prepare a USB key from an ISO to install Windows 7 that will only work with such a Mac.
     
  8. fullfloridiancj thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh come on this mac book pro is 3 grand it cant do something stupid like that
     
  9. fullfloridiancj thread starter macrumors regular

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    hey

    thanks everyone, just wanted to say i set up the usb drive in fat 32 using windows 7 now the programs can be seen on both mac and windows. I deleted the windows 7 instillation files in the recycling bin and noticed that the windows hard drive space dropped from 63 to52. I tried pc cleaner but the gigs didn't return anyway to clear this off my hard drive? I only have 240 on my mac and after installing windows and ubuntu I'm down to 200 :( and i really have nothing else on it but pages
     

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