My Windows 7 disc won't boot?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by r1ym, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. r1ym macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2011
    So I downloaded the Windows 7 files from Microsoft onto my Vista desktop and did this to make it into an ISO. I then burned the ISO with my Macbook Pro (very new, 15-inch). Inserting the DVD into my Vista desktop will call up the "Upgrade to 7" thing. However, Bootcamp Assistant doesn't recognise the disc as a Windows 7 disc, and neither computer will boot from the DVD: the Vista just goes to Windows, the Mac gives me a white screen for a while and then "No bootable disc. Insert a bootable disc and press any key_" or similar.

    Is there something I'm doing wrong? I'd rather not shill out the extra money to Microsoft to get the backup DVD.
  2. balamw Moderator


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    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
  3. r1ym thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2011
    Unfortunately that's giving me the same problem: once Windows has started, it'll recognise it as a 7 disc, but neither Windows or Mac will boot from it, and Bootcamp Assistant doesn't recognise it.
  4. r1ym thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2011
    Never mind! I burned the disc on Windows and everything went off smoothly.

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