Windows 7 Online Download - Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Melodeath, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Melodeath macrumors 6502a

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    So my friend has informed me that we can get Windows 7, 64-bit for free/cheap through our university as a download link. I was wondering, is it possible to use this version of Windows 7 to install Windows using Boot Camp? All the boot camp tutorials I've seen involve inserting a Windows 7 disc, so I'm not sure if this sort of thing would work.

    Sorry for my ignorance, and thanks!
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

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    The download will most likely be an ISO image that you can create a physical DVD from.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    sometimes the university downloads are a .exe file that you have to run in order to get the actual download. If that's the case you may have a problem.
     
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    Search the forum for "student iso" for links to isos that will work if exe doesn't. Worst case you install from the iso in trial mode (no key) and upgrade using the EXE.

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  5. Melodeath thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, is it indeed an ISO file. So everything should be fine? Boot camp supports Windows 7 64-bit?
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    On the Macs where Apple has decided to support it.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1846

    If you're not on the list it doesn't mean it won't work, it'll just require some manual intervention unless you have an early 32 bit only Intel Mac.

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  7. Melodeath thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the link. The MBP I get would be a June 2009 15", so it looks like it's supported.
     

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