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    Nov 07, 2010
    How do I create a "start up disc" on my mac for a PC?
    I have a Macbook that I have no issues with at all. I was given a laptop to have for auto work and to use as a media server by my brother.

    The issue is his laptop is toasted. I can't get past the boot screens and it keeps going to the "do you want to proceed normally or in safe mode". I had a friend take a look and he said I need the start up disc to get it running again.

    How do I do this using my mac? I dl'd the vista recovery disc.iso and tried to burn it to a disc but no go.

    Sorry for the newb questions but I'm at a loss. I just want that laptop to work even if I have to wipe it clean.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    The answer is you can't create a startup disk for a PC on your Mac. And, you can not legally download an XP, Vista, or Win 7 recovery disk ISO. If you need a startup disk for your PC, you need to buy one. Amazon, NewEgg, and many other on line suppliers sell a system builder's OEM version of the popular Windows operating systems.

    Or, go the the MS Web site and purchase direct from their on line store.

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    Member Since
    Nov 07, 2010
    Gotcha. He actually just found it so nevermind.

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