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A relative of mine bought a new Mac but needs Windows for certain tasks. I have a set-up on my Mac where Windows 7 is running inside VirtualBox. So I agreed to help her put a similar set up on her Mac.

She bought Windows 8.1 Pro Student from the Microsoft Store and I generated an ISO from the .exe download.

However, it looks like this will only install over an existing Windows installation. The ISO doesn't appear to be capable of doing a fresh install over clean system.

Do Microsoft sell install disks capable of doing a fresh installs of Windows anymore? Any ideas on where I could get an ISO to install Windows on VirtualBox? Or any on how to progress from here?

  • which issue does she have in detail? Is the ISO not booting? – magicandre1981 Feb 24 '14 at 5:03
  • The ISO boots but reports that it cannot find Windows already installed on the system. – Oliver Moran Feb 24 '14 at 9:36

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