Windows 7 on Mac Mini Server

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by EOC, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. EOC macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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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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  3. EOC thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    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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  5. EOC thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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