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On Mac Pro, can I make a disc to BOOT a Win 7 PC?


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#1 Stereoeggs

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 10:44 PM

I have a Macbook Pro (OS X Yosemite). Using this computer, I would like to download files from an antivirus website and burn a bootable disc to boot a Windows 7 (64-bit PRO with Service Pack 1) computer.

 

When I try to do this, the disc I burn ends up in "Mac OS Extended Format," and the Windows 7 computer will not boot from it.

 

Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

 



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Posted 11 November 2016 - 10:35 AM

I'm guessing that either you can't get online to download a antivirus, or you don't have a antivirus installed on this computer and do not wish to chance going online without one?

 

If the reason you don't want to download a antivirus is because you don't have one installed and don't want to take the chance of getting infected use another computer with Windows installed on it to do the download.


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 03:48 PM

Thanks for your response. ...Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. 

 

My problem was a "crashing" PC. While I had updated antivirus protection installed, malware was suggested as a possible cause, and it was also suggested that it might be best to run a scan using an antivirus program burned to a bootable disc. However, the crashing PC and a MacBook were the only computers available to me. Hence, the question I posted here. 

 

I received several suggestions that my crashing PC might be due to a failing PSU.

 

After a lot of time and thought, I decided to take the plunge and buy a new power supply so that I could verify whether or not my original one was faulty. After I put in the new power supply, my computer stopped crashing and everything has been running smoothly. So...it was a faulty power supply that was causing the problems. (Therefore, I no longer need to use a MacBook to burn a disk that would boot a PC.)

 

Thanks, again, for your response. 



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 09:24 AM

Glad to hear you were able to resolve your issue.


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