I've had many Mac computers since 2009. I have run Boot Camp without a problem on all but the MacBook Air. iMac 2010 is currently running it. For some reason, I cannot get it loaded on my 2011 MacBook Pro and I can't figure out why. I've been working on this for four days now without a resolution. People on the Apple Forums are more concerned about hurting people's feelings than actually trying to help. Problem is this. For some reason, my MacBook Pro will NOT directly boot a non-Mac OS DVD or CD. So no Windows, no bootable FreeDOS disc, nothing for Boot Camp, nothing. These discs DO boot inside a VM, so it's not the SuperDrive. That means that something is just not cricket. A thread somewhere on the Interwebs mentioned some issue with SSD firmware. A long shot, but one I'm happy to try...unfortunately, that requires that I boot from a burned CD...which of course I can't do without the fimware...which of course I can't load without the CD... I can boot into regular Snow Leopard no problem (10.6.7). I can boot from the original install discs no problem (10.6.6) I'm all patched up. At this point I figure it's got to be something in Snow Leopard, but I don't know what. UPDATE: For Google searchers or MRooglers with this same problem, the culprit was my X-25M Intel solid state drive, possibly due to a firmware issue. I could not update the firmware because I couldn't even boot the disc to do it, but when I swapped the SSD back to the factory platter drive, all of a sudden I could boot discs just fine. SO somehow the SSD was causing boot issues. I've used this SSD in two different 2010 models and never experienced this problem, but in retrospect I'm wondering if something between the 2010 and 2011 models changed such that now the drive is "remembering" things wrong. UPDATE2: Confirmed it's not a firmware issue as the firmware update did not resolve the problem. Appears to be an issue with the hardware somewhere, possibly some sort of incompatibility with the hardware Apple chose vs. the X-25M. No clear fix other than not to use the SSD at all, which isn't a fix at all. Has to be something Apple changed, because this same drive has worked perfectly in every other MacBook Pro it's been used in, and I know I've had other issues with this MBP and my SSD ever since I bought it.