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    Ok, Just installed a 500GB HDD into the CD bay and the hard drive had windows 7 on it but when I booted up and held the option key it showed the hard drive Windows and I clicked to boot up with that and it just booted into the OSX.

    I reformatted the HDD to make it like new and now it does not have Win7 on it anymore.

    I have a bootable CD, and I have an 8GB thumb drive. So I burned the ISO to the thumb drive (or so I thought) and tried booting from it but the computer didn't see the thumb drive.

    Did I burn the image wrong?
    Am I doing this right?

    I figured I could have the burned ISO on the flash drive and then use bootcamp to install windows or It would boot into Win7 installed and then I pick its destination?

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    You cannot boot up windows from an ISO image, it expects to see a PC Bios chip

    You need to install windows via boot camp assistant or a virtual machine like Parallels, VM Ware or Virtual Box
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    Thanks.

    So I went into bootcamp and clicked on a few things not really expecting anything to happen, and then it said "formatting hard drive!" so I quickly exited out.
    Im assuming it was making room on my SSD for win7.
    Everything seemed to be working ok, and then a few apps wouldn't open, so I did a restore with CCC and I think I am safe now.

    You're saying, that when I go into boot camp, then I can use the USB drive?

    Do you know the steps exactly?

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