Windows 7 on Mac Mini Server

EOC

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Aug 14, 2009
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I bought the mac mini server to use as a computer in my truck. I bought the server version because it has two hard drives in it. How should I go about installing windows 7 on it? I tried installing windows from a bootable flash drive but that didn't work as it wasn't visible at startup.
 

balamw

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Aug 16, 2005
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How did you go about building the flash drive?

Did you hold down "Option/Alt" at boot to try and choose the flash drive to boot from?

Is your goal to dual boot or Windows Only?

More details!

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EOC

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Aug 14, 2009
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Windows only. I just went to Fry's to get a MacBook Air superdrive and it's not recognized on boot up or within osx server:confused:

correction the superdrive did not recognize the DL dvd I burned windows on. It did recognize the original disc though.
 

balamw

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By original disc you mean OS X restore disc or Windows original?

SuperDrives can be finicky what media they read, but why a DL DVD? most of the legit ISOs I have seen are well under 4.5 GB. So why is yours so big?

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EOC

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Aug 14, 2009
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By original disc you mean OS X restore disc or Windows original?

SuperDrives can be finicky what media they read, but why a DL DVD? most of the legit ISOs I have seen are well under 4.5 GB. So why is yours so big?

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my desktop wouldn't read my single layer disc so I tried dual layer and was able to install windows fine...that's why. Anyways, Windows 7 is up and running on the mac mini! I'm about to order a solid state drive for the os and use the other internal 500 for all my media and as a traveling backup for my docs.
 

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