Why can't I use burned official windows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Hoggle, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Hoggle macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so I had found an official windows 7 download, but I keep getting an error saying that it is a non-bootable disc. I downloaded the file (I guess it's an iso), and inserted a blank dvd. I then dragged the file onto a dvd, and burned it. I feel like an idiot, but I don't understand why this won't work right....

    I guess I may be doing something wrong, but I have no idea what....

    Thanks for any help, or advice...
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Where did you find this Official Windows 7 iso?
     
  3. Hoggle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here

    and also from Microsoft directly- Here I realize it is for IT people, but my earlier post would explain the reason...They are both only trials.
     
  4. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Did you burn it as an image or just burned the iso onto the disk?
     
  5. Hoggle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I finally realized that I had to burn an image from the disk utility. Only took me trying to burn about 3 or 4 dvds to figure this out....I feel kinda silly, but it gets me learning more and more about this mac which I absolutely love right now.
     

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