Install Windows 7 from DVD

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Install Windows 7 from DVD

Postby andrea.moro » 6. Jun 2011, 22:00

Hi all,

I'm struggling to get my windows 7 copy installed from a physical DVD. I was hoping to see the mac DVD drive as a unit available into the storage deck, but it looks I can pick up only ISO file.

Is it really so complicate? Perhaps you can give me an hand.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Install Windows 7 from DVD

Postby stefan.becker » 6. Jun 2011, 22:05

Try making an ISO-Image.
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Re: Install Windows 7 from DVD

Postby BillG » 7. Jun 2011, 09:28

andrea.moro wrote:Hi all,

I'm struggling to get my windows 7 copy installed from a physical DVD. I was hoping to see the mac DVD drive as a unit available into the storage deck, but it looks I can pick up only ISO file.

Is it really so complicate? Perhaps you can give me an hand.

Thanks in advance.

That is odd. This screenshot is from my Win 7 guest.
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If you click on the disk icon on the right of the CD/DVD box, do you not see your host drive listed?
As Stefan said you can always use a CD/DVD utility to create an iso image from the physical DVD.
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Re: Install Windows 7 from DVD

Postby andrea.moro » 7. Jun 2011, 09:35

Yes, I see the screenshot you published, but I don't remember which settings it was containing. I guess it was on the secondary IDE master, but I can reckon it now.

Anyway, I ended up generating an iso.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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Re: Install Windows 7 from DVD

Postby BillG » 8. Jun 2011, 04:40

It doesn't really matter what is in the box. What matters is what appears in the dropdown list when you click on the disk icon or the right!
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