Quick Bootcamp question - usb stick

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by rirawin, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. rirawin macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    I don't have access to a usb drive so would it be possible to instead use a usb drive instead to install?.

    However, while getting a usb drive isn't an issue I really don't know how to start or approach this. I have a Windows 7 disc official so do I simply just copy all the contents on the usb stick?.

    Thanks
     
  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

    charlieegan3

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    #2
    no, not that simple.

    Are you doing this on windows or mac?

    Windows: try something like UltraISO
    Mac: Should manage with DU

    basically:
    -use in a comp with CD drive to make an ISO file
    -'Burn' that new Iso to the USB drive

    the dvd will be copy protected,

    might be easier to borrow a Ex. CD/DVD drive
     
  3. rirawin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cheers, think I'm going to have to buy one instead.
     
  4. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

    charlieegan3

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    #4
    they do come in handy from time to time.
     
  5. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    You can download the image from Microsoft and extract to your USB flash memory. You will need at least an 8GB USB flash drive. Boot camp will walk through the creation of the bootable USB flash drive if you are using a MBA or rMBP or 2011 Mac mini.
     

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