Hello all. Hoping someone can help me with this issue as I have spent about 2days trying to figure out. I've searched online and this forum and found similar issues but nothing has worked so far. Background: I have a brand new 2011 MacbookPro 15 inch 2.2ghz i7 with 3rd party 8gb ram (2x4gb). I have the antiglare/higher resolution display. I put a 120gb Intel 510 SSD into the hard drive bay, removed the internal optical drive and replaced it with the stock 500gb 7200 hard drive using the MCE Optibay. OSX works perfectly...amazing speed, recognizes the 2nd hard drive in the Optibay no problem. I'm trying to install Windows 7 64bit Pro on bootcamp because I need it for work and prefer to have it running rather then using VMWare or Parallels. I also have a 2010 MBP that I did not modify and have installed Win7 on bootcamp without any issues, in fact I'm typing this from bootcamp right now. Here is what is happening. I go to Bootcamp. I downloaded the drivers and burned to CD. Bootcamp partitions the SSD fine (50gb). I then hook up an external optical drive and put the Win7 64 bit DVD in it and reboot. When I reboot, it reads the DVD but after the white Apple screen where you can hold down Option to get to your different boot options, I get a black screen with a blinking cursor. After about 30 seconds the external optical drive spins down and ejects the DVD. I have to hold the power button down on the laptop to get it to turn off. I've tried 4 different external drives including a Blu Ray internal drive I put inside an enclosure. Here's what I've tried: Reset PRam Different DVDs including different builds through MS Technet I tried burning the DVD using Windows and OSx Tried changing the resolution to 800x600 I even tried to boot to a USB bootable drive with the OS on it as an alternative but that got me nowhere. Said it couldn't find a disk. Any other suggestions? Has anyone gotten Windows 7 to install through Bootcamp on one of these new 2011 Pros? If so, did you use the internal drive? I don't think it's the iso because I used the same one on the 2010 Macbook Pro. Is it possibly related to the Intel 510 SSD? I also have a Vertex 3 coming that I can try with.