Firstly my computer specs are: MacBook Pro: (13-inch, Mid 2010) Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB

I'm trying to download windows 7 so I can play Overwatch, but my Bootcamp assistant keeps asking me to insert a "Windows installer disk" before the partition option comes up. Isn't the reason I use bootcamp so that I don't need a disk to run windows?

I have been trying to get my computer to run in windows 7 for the past 3 days now and nothing that various guides on the internet have suggested has worked. I know my computer is compatible with Windows, but it just won't boot my computer in Windows at all. I have been watching guides on Youtube, but since my model is 6 years old I'm assuming they don't work because they are using different models.

Can anyone tell me what it is that I'm doing wrong, and how to fix it?

  • Have a look at, Boot Camp Support and How to install Windows using Boot Camp. – user3439894 May 29 '16 at 2:45
  • You can also just download the .iso file – JMY1000 May 29 '16 at 4:34
  • @JMY1000 I have an ISO file, but it doesn't seem to work. Would buying a windows 7 copy replace the ISO file that doesn't work for me? – Brian Fuller May 30 '16 at 0:11
  • @BrianFuller That's strange, what exactly doesn't work? Also, what do you mean by "replace the ISO file that doesn't work for me?"? – JMY1000 May 30 '16 at 0:17
  • @JMY1000 Well I'm currently trying to use an ISO file to start my computer in Windows, but the ISO file I'm using isn't letting me do that through BootCamp. If I download a non-physical new windows 7 file from Microsoft, will that allow me to start Windows in Bootcamp? I just want to know if I'm going to need a Physical hard copy disk version ordered from Amazon, or will a file downloaded from the Microsoft online store work? – Brian Fuller Jun 2 '16 at 2:59

you still need to install a legal copy of windows so bootcamp can run windows. That is why the disk request. once windows is installed, bootcamp will run no problem.

  • Do I need a physical disk for this or can I find an online download? – Brian Fuller May 30 '16 at 0:10

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