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

    Nov 7, 2010
    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


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Where did you find this Official Windows 7 iso?
  3. Hoggle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2010

    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


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    Did you burn it as an image or just burned the iso onto the disk?
  5. Hoggle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2010
    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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