4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2012 5:58 AM by vidgpersonrsw
vidgpersonrsw Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)

I have an .img file of Windows 7 that I downloaded from my university's software license. Disk Utility and Boot Camp assistant both failed to image my USB drive so I did it with terminal. However, when I go to install it, boot camp says that it can't find my windows install media. What do I need to do to install Windows from that img file?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • 1. Re: Boot camp with usb media
    Jaygyver Level 3 Level 3 (725 points)

    Basically you should turn it into an .iso then burn it at 2x to a DVD or have Boot Camp Assistant use the .iso to make a USB W7 installer drive. From what I understand Windows only see's a .iso as a disk image.

    When you use the Boot Camp Assistant to make a W7 installer of an iso it will make the .iso bootable at the same time. Other wise you can do it manually with an iso bootable application.

    Yahoo/Google would be your best bet for it, sorry I don't know any off hand.

  • 2. Re: Boot camp with usb media
    vidgpersonrsw Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)

    I converted it to an iso file but the option in boot camp to create a bootable USB was grayed out. Do you know why that might be or what I can do to fix it?

  • 3. Re: Boot camp with usb media
    Jaygyver Level 3 Level 3 (725 points)

    Basically you may not have a supported model. Here's a link to a possible work around. You might try reading the whole post for different way's of doing it. There's like 5 pages so be patient. Some of the earlier Mac's can't boot via USB is one of the issues.

     

    Make sure Lion is updated all the way as I believe Apple added the USB W7 installer option in 10.7.2?

     

    Worse case scenerio you may have to just burn it to a disk, but it has to be done in a way that makes it bootable, simply dragging the files over doesn't work.

  • 4. Re: Boot camp with usb media
    vidgpersonrsw Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)

    I ended up just virtualizing it with Virtual Box. Thanks for the info everyone.