Need help with Windows 7 download for Boot Camp

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  1. CinciSS07 macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    I just downloaded the student version of Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and it downloaded a .exe file. Obviously I can't do anything with this and somehow need to get it on to a DVD as an .iso file so that I can install it with Boot Camp.

    How can I do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, you can legally download Win7, but it should download as an .iso file, not .exe.

    OP, try downloading it again.
     
  4. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Really? Cool. Is there any price difference?
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    With the student version, it's $10 cheaper to download, IIRC.
     
  6. Cboss macrumors 6502

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    Actually, with this upgrade you do just run the .exe. There should be instructions from where you downloaded it. It's weird, but that's how it worked for me.
     
  7. CinciSS07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    After about a day and a half of fiddling with it, I was FINALLY able to get Windows 7 Professional 64 bit to run with Boot Camp. It was the biggest PITA ever and if I knew it would have been this much of a hassle I probably wouldn't have done it. Plus, the $30.00 download didn't make anything easier either. Stay away from this route haha
     

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