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    Boot Camp Problems - cant find answer in the guide
    so ive been trying all day to try and get a windows partition on my hard drive. i have a legal digital copy of windows 7 which i read on here somewhere that i can just burn the download onto a disc and that boot camp should read that as the installing disc. i do the partition, and then i insert the disc, and hit start installation. it shuts down and then reboots to the grey screen, and then instead of going to the windows installing, it goes to the black screen saying "no bootable device -- please insert boot disc and hit any key" the disc is already in there. i have no idea what so ever to do. please help

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    Tell us what format the downloaded version is in? Is it an executable file or is it an iso? If it's an executable, you'll have to run it on a Windows machine in order to get the iso. If the download is already an iso, make sure you're burning it to disk correctly. An iso file can not be copied to a disk, it must be burned.

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    it is in an iso format. and i burned it to the disk. still nothing =\

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    How did you burn it?

    Did you use Burn disk from Image in Disk Utility? or did you just burn the ISO file onto a disk? (you need to do the former)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrplow View Post
    How did you burn it?

    Did you use Burn disk from Image in Disk Utility? or did you just burn the ISO file onto a disk? (you need to do the former)
    i didnt use disk utility. ill try that. thanks

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    In that case you just have a DVD with a single ISO file on it.

    Burning using the burn image facility in disk utility with burn the contents of the ISO disk image to the DVD.

    Let us know how you get on and make sure you have the driver package downloaded from the Bootcamp wizard copied to a pen drive of cd/dvd ready for once Windows is installed
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    thank you so much for the help guys. sorry i didnt get back but it turns out it was the disk utility problem. =\ thank you so much for the replies and the help!

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