Can I use Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows 7 on my Mac without a disk?

Kris Bray April 12, 2013
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Here at my university, they provide a digital version of the Windows 7 operating system. I just want to know if I can use that and if possible get it to dual boot on my Mac.

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro – thanks in advance!

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  1. Tsf O
    September 5, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    [ed. Check this Apple KB article on Boot Camp.]

  2. Oron Joffe
    April 12, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Windows 7 installs from USB drives, so as long as you can get the installer onto that, you'll be fine.

  3. muotechguy
    April 12, 2013 at 6:37 am

    You'd have to define what a "digital version" means. You need to get a physical install disk from somewhere, as there's no way to install an operating system from an install file. It is possible to install from a USB drive though - is that what you're referring to? http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/boot_camp_install-setup_10.7.pdf