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FlawlessCowboy

Is it possible to install Windows 7 from an external drive?

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Hi guys,

 

Not sure if this is the right place to ask so apologies if it isn't.

 

I want to install Windows 7 on my Mac. However, the SuperDrive in my Macbook Pro is very very flakey. If I put the Windows 7 disk into the drive while the Mac is booted up, it appears to read it fine and it appears on my desktop.

 

However, when I run Bootcamp (the drive is partitioned) and my Mac restarts to commence the Windows installation, my Mac cannot read the disk and it ejects it. I have tried a few times and no joy.

 

So my question is, is it possible to install Windows 7 using the disk image from an external drive? I know it is possible to do this when installing a Mac OS as I have had to do it in the past when my Mac would not read the Snow Leopard DVD.

 

Thanks for any help you can provide

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I think you have to follow this kind of stuff to be able to install windows 7 from an external hard drive or USB key :

 

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-...-working-guide/

 

I don't think you will be able to install from a disk image such as ISO or something ...

 

Cant say it will work for sure since like almost everyone here we are trying to install OSX on PC and not Windows on Mac :D

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I think you have to follow this kind of stuff to be able to install windows 7 from an external hard drive or USB key :

 

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-...-working-guide/

 

I don't think you will be able to install from a disk image such as ISO or something ...

 

Cant say it will work for sure since like almost everyone here we are trying to install OSX on PC and not Windows on Mac :P

 

Oops sorry I was not aware of that!

 

Thanks for your help :D

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