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How can i create a windows 7 bootable usb on osx?

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    Mavricks :(

    How can i create a windows 7 bootable usb to boot on mac?


    I'm having some issues creating a bootable usb on Mavricks 10.9. I've used bootcamp with a windows 7 iso that i downloaded from here Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River. Bootcamp does the whole process, but will not actually read the usb pen drive as bootable.
    I read this think on the forums about uefi booting UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows but for some reason i still can't seem to get the thing to recognize windows 7 as bootable in any way.
    I was able to install windows 8, but i was not able to get sound to work even with the drivers that were supplied on the apple forums, i'm really hoping someone can help, because i Really don't like mac os, i've been using windows from the beginning. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advanced.

    Edit: i forgot to mention i do have access to a virtual machine to also create a bootable disk, i tried the rufus tool and it didn't work either. not sure if i had the settings all correct,

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

    Have you tried Option Two with Step 11.
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    USA, Idaho
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    I use VMWare Fusion to run Win 8 and Win 7 in a VM that way I can run both at the same time on two monitors. If you don't want to pay for Fusion then you could use Virtual Box (freeware).
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I use VMWare Fusion to run Win 8 and Win 7 in a VM that way I can run both at the same time on two monitors. If you don't want to pay for Fusion then you could use Virtual Box (freeware).
    Or use VMware Player which is also free. Example of 7 and 8.1 running together side by side.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Have I missed something?

    Can anyone enlighten what any of the responses have to do with the question:
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Have I missed something?

    Can anyone enlighten what any of the responses have to do with the question:
    LOL, you are right. We got sidetracked.


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    Mavricks :(


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

    Have you tried Option Two with Step 11.
    I have tried both without success. I wouldn't mind installing windows 8 or 8.1, but for some reason, windows 8/.1 won't work with the Cirus Logic board that macs use. not sure why.
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