Bootcamp does not recognize the Windows 7 installation DVD

Hi guys,.

I've never had a problem installing Windows 7 via bootcamp on my Mac, but it seems an impossible feat, right now! :))

I have a Windows 7 bootable *.iso, but since I'm on 2010 Macbook Pro, I have to burn it to a DVD and install from there (I can't find the disk of valuable facilities).

It is, every time that I burn it, it does not get recognized as a bootable DVD with bootcamp and not appear as a boot disk in the selection screen, you need to keep alt right after the startup chime.

I tried at different speeds (2 x, 4 x, 8 x). I tried to convert the image using disk utility and selection of DVD/CD master and burning at different speeds.

I'm in two DVD and I don't know what to do :) I've got El Capitan installed (so less disk utility options).

Please help! :))



This latest DVD Virgin and it worked! BUT dig this error I had!

Boot Camp only supports 64-bit Windows 8 installation. Please use a Flash DRIVE or a DVD that contains 64-bit Windows 8.

WHAT? !!! Even though it says to install Windows 7 or a later version?

I want to punch someone who works for Apple now!

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