Windows download rather than from CD

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by STolley, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. STolley macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Reluctantly I have to install windows on my macbook pro. Does anyone know if this is possible through a windows download rather than by buying the disks? If so any tips on how to do that would be amazing.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    You can legally download the ISO files from places like Amazon, MSDN, and DigitalRiver. But you'll still have to burn them to a disc before you can install them.
     
  3. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

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    I installed Win 7 Pro on my 2011 MBA using just the ISO. I had the ISO on one flash drive and a blank flash drive in the other USB port. Boot Camp Assistant took everything from there.
     
  4. STolley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    That's really helpful, thanks so much!
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    Your mileage may vary. Not all Macs can boot from all flash drives so you can't always get away with this.

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  6. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

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    That's why I specified the model I used.
     

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