Will this installation method without using a DVD work?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by devburke, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. devburke Guest

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    So if I wanted to install W7 RC without burning a DVD, could I just partition my HD, mount the .iso, use Disk Utility to restore the new partition from the image, and boot into that image to run the installation?
     
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  3. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    That is very unlikely to work. What you need on the partition is:

    (a) The files from the ISO.
    (b) A Windows 7 or Vista compatible VBR (volume boot record).
     
  4. devburke thread starter Guest

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    Damn. Well in that case, from what I've heard it might be a better idea to wait until SL and use the 64 bit version then, cuz right now 64 bit Boot Camp drivers aren't included and Windows 7 isn't officially supported. Is that right?
     

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