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Error when trying to install Windows 7 x64 on your Mac

I tried to install Windows 7 Enterprise Edition x64 on older iMac at work with Bootcamp. After booting from the Windows 7 DVD I got the following error:

“Select CD-Rom Boot Type:_”

Now with this steps you can solve this issue by creating an new Windows 7 ISO image (I found this solution on Fluxbox.co.uk) :

  1. Create this 3 folders: C:\Windows7exe, C:\Windows7iso and C:\Windows7dvd
  2. Download oscdimg.exe and save it into C:\Windows7exe
  3. Copy the Content of a Windows 7 DVD or ISO to C:\Windows7iso
  4. Open the DOS prompt and navigate to the C:\Windows7exe directory (the place where oscdimg.exe was saved)
  5. Run the oscdimg.exe with the following parameters:
    oscdimg -n -m -bc:\windows7iso\boot\etfsboot.com c:\windows7iso c:\windows7dvd\windows7dvd.iso
  6. Burn the new windows7dvd.iso to a DVD and boot this with the Bootcamp installer.


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