Where to download Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by notlob, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. notlob macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2007
    #1
    I have searched these forums as well as have done a google search on the above topic. The website that looks to be best is obviously Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/download.aspx. I click on the download portion "Download 64-bit version" (also tried the 32-bit but to no avail) and it takes me to another website "Test drive Windows 7" where I log in to my windows live or hotmail and it takes me to the download page where a green dotted circle spinning clockwise starts up and just continues....with nothing happening...no download or loading etc. Is there perchance another place fto download Windows 7? TIA:confused:
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #2
    It doesn't work in Safari you have to use FireFox.
     
  3. notlob thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2007
  4. notlob thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2007
    #4
    Yup! I used Firefox to successfully download Windows 7. Thanks again Eldorian!:)
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #5
    No problem. The ISO will burn just fine in Disk Utility.
     
  6. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

    Stridder44

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2003
    Location:
    California
    #6
    And if for some reason you have trouble with Disk Utility there's a free app called Burn that'll work too.
     
  7. notlob thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2007
    #7
    My apologies for my computer ignorance Eidorian but not sure what you mean about "The ISO will burn just fine in Disk Utility". Does this mean that I will need to burn the Win 7 program onto a DVD via Disk Utility (or Burn as Stridder 44 said) and then install it onto the MBP from there?
     
  8. fhall1 macrumors 68040

    fhall1

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Location:
    (Central) NY State of mind
    #8
    To install via Bootcamp, yes, you'll need a physical install disk...Fusion (and I think) Parallels can use the .iso file on your hard drive
     
  9. notlob thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2007
    #9
    Thanks fhall1 and eidorian! Much appreciated!:)
     
  10. Infrared macrumors 68000

    Infrared

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    #10
    Not technically true, but the easiest to understand method.
     

Share This Page