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Problem with Windows 7

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Karenls1956 Calculating status...
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Aug 19, 2009 6:23 PM
Please keep in mind I'm still a newbie...I'm only Leopard and have partitioned my hard drive with boot camp assistant but I'm trying to download Windows 7 to my desktop so I can make a DVD of it and then load it but when I go to the site and try to download it it doesn't even let me get to the first part. There is a green round circle that goes round and round forever. I signed in with my Live ID and that's fine. I tried to get it on my PC at work and it came up with no problem. What am I doing wrong?

Thank you very much for your help!

imac 24", Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Fortuny Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Aug 19, 2009 8:07 PM (in response to Karenls1956)
    Hi Karen,

    are you using Safari for the download ?

    There seems to be a problem when using Safari for the download.
    Try either Firefox or Opera for this.

    Hope it helps

    iMac 20" Core Duo 2GB X1600 256MB, Mac OS X (10.5.7), MacPro 2.66 8GB X1900XT
  • goodtwin315 Calculating status...
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    Oct 22, 2009 11:39 PM (in response to Karenls1956)
    anyone here know how to make a dvd from the download. I downloaded windows 7 and need to make a dvd so i can install it via bootcamp. can anyone help me. thanks
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,535 points)
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    Oct 23, 2009 12:13 AM (in response to goodtwin315)
    Disk Utility. Mount the ISO and burn the image at half (reduced, slow speed).

    Tip: open Help menu when you are in Disk Utility.
    Mac Pro 8800GT 10K VelociRaptor, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Windows 7 i7 3.2GHz Nvidia GTS-250
  • JAVEE Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2009 12:01 PM (in response to The hatter)
    Unless I am mistaken, this does not download an .ISO file. When I hit "Download" on the confirmation window, it saved a very small file "DLMWin7Pro64US.exe" to my Downloads folder. I then used CrossOver to run the file which proceeded to download the install files from Microsoft.

    Once the download was finished, there were three files in my Downloads folder.


    I ran the first file with CrossOver and it produced a folder called "expandedSeup" containing the files you would find on an install DVD:

    boot (folder)
    efi (folder)
    sources (folder)
    support (folder)
    upgrade (folder)

    Now all the files are here on my computer, but no matter what I do with them, I cannot get them onto a disk or into a .DMG or .ISO or .CDR format to run in BootCamp or Parallels.

    Does anyone know of a solution to this?
    Macbook Pro (Mid 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.1), 4GB RAM, 200GB HTCHI (7200RPM)
  • cskemp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 24, 2009 7:16 PM (in response to JAVEE)
    got to love microsoft.

    i got the same bunch of stuff when i downloaded a student copy via digital river. i was just trying to run it on the windows side, and it wouldn't work. so poking around the web i found how to make it into an .iso file that you can use disk utility to mount to a dvd. unfortunately this fix works only on the windows side.

    after i made a bootable dvd, windows 7 installed fine. but then to install the bootcamp drivers on the 64 bit version, you have to run the 64 bit driver installer from it's .msi file found on the snow leopard cd on the windows side in the drivers/apple/bootcamp64.msi.

    now i just have to figure out how to get the wireless to connect, the bluetooth to connect, and on and on. oh how i hate microsoft...
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)


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