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Hey guys! Quick question. I have a version of Windows 7 on my hard drive but its not in bootable form [no need to worry I paid for it and its activated ] But from what I know about Bootcamp, You need the Dvd or Cd for the actuall OS. And I don't have that. So does any one know how to use bootcamp with my Windows 7 already on my hard drive?
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what is the format of the windows image? if you bought it online, i believe they come in an .iso, which you would burn to a blank disc in disk utility, and then it should act as an installer disc bootcamp will recognise.

i dont believe there is a way for bootcamp to recognise a disk image for the install.

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Wow thank you soo much! It actually IS in .iso format!
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Wow thank you soo much! It actually IS in .iso format!
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Quick question... I've got pretty much the same problem. The difference is that I do not have any CD with over 1.5GB free space here at home
Is there no other way?
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A pack of 10 DVD+R disks at Wal-Mart is like $5.00. Disks are sold everywhere, you're just going to have to buy some.
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Kobe remember Windows 7 will require activation exactly the same as on a Windows machine. If your copy has been activated already, be prepared for a knock back.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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