9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 12, 2012 6:14 AM by Csound1
gallag4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am in the process of installing the Windows 7 partition on my MacBook air. I start boot camp 4.0.1 like the instruction manual has told me to do. Boot camp opens fine and I go to create a bootable usb drive according to the Apple support pages I should be prompted to allow a download to happen. However this is not the case. Boot camp asks me to select the Windows 7 ISO image from files on my computer.

 

Are these files already on the MacBook Air or is there anywhere I can go to download them?

 

Any help anyone can provide is greatly appreciated!


MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • 1. Re: Windows 7 ISO image
    Star1 Level 2 Level 2 (465 points)

    Hi gallag,

    you know you have to have YOUR OWN Windows OS install, don't you...

  • 2. Re: Windows 7 ISO image
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,300 points)

    gallag4 wrote:

     

    I am in the process of installing the Windows 7 partition on my MacBook air. I start boot camp 4.0.1 like the instruction manual has told me to do. Boot camp opens fine and I go to create a bootable usb drive according to the Apple support pages I should be prompted to allow a download to happen. However this is not the case. Boot camp asks me to select the Windows 7 ISO image from files on my computer.

     

    Are these files already on the MacBook Air or is there anywhere I can go to download them?

     

    Any help anyone can provide is greatly appreciated!

    You have to buy a copy of Windows, it is not free.

  • 3. Re: Windows 7 ISO image
    fightngirish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have my own, purchased, copy of windows 7 - but I get the same issue as gallag? I can find any ISO file on the disc or my comp and NO forums I've searched have even mentioned this boot camp option until this one? What do I do from here?

  • 4. Re: Windows 7 ISO image
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,300 points)

    fightngirish wrote:

     

    I have my own, purchased, copy of windows 7 - but I get the same issue as gallag? I can find any ISO file on the disc or my comp and NO forums I've searched have even mentioned this boot camp option until this one? What do I do from here?

    Burn the ISO to a DVD.

  • 5. Re: Windows 7 ISO image
    fightngirish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Where do I get the ISO though if I already have the windows disc...literally, how do I find it in order to burn it to a dvd?

  • 6. Re: Windows 7 ISO image
    jphg007 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Hello you may wish to read how I solved the problem.

     

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/19990437#19990437

     

    Iso image is not available on a DVD, you need to create bootable USB key and copy the content of your Windows installation disk on it.

    For this, you need to have access to a Windows computer. (Bootcamp Assistant 4 is totally useless for this situation)

  • 7. Re: Windows 7 ISO image
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,300 points)

    fightngirish wrote:

     

    Where do I get the ISO though if I already have the windows disc...literally, how do I find it in order to burn it to a dvd?

    If you have the disc already why burn another, sorry I am confused.

  • 8. Re: Windows 7 ISO image
    jphg007 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I may miss something, but I got stuck with the same problem as irish.

    Bootcamp is asking for an ISO image, which is not what you have on the windows install dvd.

     

    So stupid users as we can be, we are trying by all means to provide Bootcamp with an ISO image file,  by burning it on a dvd (or as I tried to have the MBP Retina to use the optical drive of another computer to install Windows).

     

    In fact Bootcamp is missing something.

  • 9. Re: Windows 7 ISO image
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,300 points)

    The Windows ISO has to be downloaded or you can install from disc (buy a superdrive).