I've finally figured out how to install Windows without any stray network connection errors or invalid .iso file errors, but I've run into a bit of an issue. The Windows partition doesn't have any drivers. Its' resolution is 640x320 and I don't even know if I can change that. I've downloaded the Boot Camp drivers for my machine (Late 2013 MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display) and I'd installed the Windows-run partition with those drivers in the .iso, but somehow none of those drivers were installed.
I'd downloaded them again to my Macintosh HD partition, but I can't copy them to my Windows HD partition because of file system incompatibilities or whatever. At that point I'd decided to copy them to an NTFS flash drive, then copy them from that drive to my Windows HD partition, but I'm still not allowed to do that. I'm given the not-allowed cursor when I attempt to drag the drivers folder over. I'm pretty sure I can launch Setup.exe in Windows HD if I can figure out how to copy those files over and everything will be okay, but I can't figure out how to do that.
One last thing I'd tried (the first) was to connect to Ethernet via Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter. This did not work and I'm assuming that's because I don't have an Ethernet driver, either. I couldn't even connect to the network.
I've never been through so much trouble just to play a game from The Sims series. Why can't they hurry to the release of a Mac version? :(
Thanks for reading.
Edit: Basically Boot Camp wouldn't allow me to create a bootable USB drive without some network error or claiming that I was trying to install from an iso which wasn't a Windows iso, when it was -- in fact -- a Windows iso. To avoid that I'd opened Microsoft's bootable USB creation tool (on my Windows-run server) to create the bootable USB drive on my flash drive. After that I'd copied the Boot Camp files over from the 'BootCamp5.1.5621' folder I'd downloaded from Apple's support site. I'd then chosen the following configuration in Boot Camp. After starting the operation my Mac had restarted and I was greeted with the 'Starting Windows' message. I'd installed Windows to the appropriate partition, then booted Windows to see that I didn't have any drivers at all.
I know it doesn't make much sense, but that was the configuration and my Mac did boot the new Windows partition properly.
Edit: I've found a workaround.
I've used my Windows 7 VM within VirtualBox to copy the files over after creating a shared folder to
Untitled was my Windows HD). I'd copied the files from my OS X desktop (also had a shared folder between OS X and the VM for my OS X desktop) which was where I had the Boot Camp drivers, then copied them over to the Windows HD disk. Now I'm going to boot Windows again and try to launch
Setup.exe from the Boot Camp drivers folder. I'd still like a better solution, though. All answers welcome!