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After playing around in Windows 7 on a VM, I was ready to repave my spare top and give it a whirl. None of my Windows boxes have a DVD burner, but my MacBookPro does. Here is what I did:

(I use VMWare Fusion to run Windows on my MBP.)

On the MBP:

  1. Copy the iso to my shared folder for my virtual machines on my MBP.

On my Windows VM:

  1. Map a drive to my shared folder (I already had this… I use Y:\)
  2. Download the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools.
  3. Insert a blank DVD (On my VM the host DVD burner shows up as the D:\ drive)
  4. Open the command prompt.
  5. Type: 

dvdburn D: Y:\en_windows_7_beta_dvd_x86_x15-29073.iso

A few minutes later my finished DVD was ejected from the DVD drive.

Posted on Monday, January 12, 2009 12:43 PM | Back to top


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Next time, just open Disk Utility on your Mac, open the ISO, and burn it to a disk.

Disk Utility can be found in the Applications\Utilities folder and can burn both single and double layer ISOs.
Left by Chris Patterson on Jan 12, 2009 1:12 PM

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Better yet,

Running Windows 7, right-click on the ISO and choose "Burn to Disk".

:-)

(Assuming VMWare fusion exposes the MacBook Pro's drive as a burner)
Left by Joe on Jan 13, 2009 5:36 AM

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Chris: I tried that and ended up with several coasters. (I tried them on 2 PCs, and neither could read the DVDs). I obviously missed some setting in there.
Left by Kirstinj on Jan 13, 2009 10:04 AM

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Joe: SWEET! I will have to try that!
Left by Kirstinj on Jan 13, 2009 10:05 AM

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I was able to burn the Windows 7 disk with Leopard's Disk Utility too, and was able to do a full install from it.
Left by Charles on Jan 13, 2009 10:07 PM

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I tried to burn the downloaded file I got from MS for W7 but the mac disc utility will not let me copy it to a iso. also tried to open disk image and it is gosted. All i want to do is take the file I downloaded from MS for W7 and make a disk I can use to install it with bootcamp. So far no luck. Any ides??
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I know this DVD Copy and burn ISO to DVD on mac, it works pretty well for me.
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hey, the only versions of the legal download I was given were an ISO.exe and a plain .exe. How would I burn either of these to a DVD so Boot Camp would read it?
Is there a way I can convert the ISO.exe or the .exe file to a .iso?
Thanks :)
Left by Becca on Dec 08, 2009 9:27 AM

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becca: i think you meant ILLegal? iso.exe? get off limewire please
Left by Nic on Jan 21, 2010 10:11 PM

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shut it nic you cock, everyone knows what they are doing is illegal, i mean its not like many people have a legit 7 iso just lying around..

get off you high horse you nobjocky, oh and while you're at it, why not get a real job instead of mooching around on blogs all day..
Left by user on Feb 14, 2010 8:13 PM

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hey becca, why are you on blogs eh? thats right, shut up. and we were talking about the beta windows 7 in the first place. which is FREE.
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heyy, do you now what i must do..i downloaded the windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.. it is an ISO file..and i successfully burn it to a DVD..but when i use boot camp to install..it said there is no bootable DVD but i already insert the DVD before.. how to do this?
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