Bootcamp help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jcs1984, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. jcs1984 macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2011
    Ok so I want to put windows 7 as a bootcamp partition on my hard drive. I have two hard drives in my MBP, one in optical drive slot. I have tried everything I could find to put windows on my MBP without using my optical drive but I have had no luck.

    What i'm wondering now is if I can put the blank hard drive in the MBP as well as the optical drive and install OSX on there. Then install the windows via bootcamp. Once that is done I was going to put the other hard drive back in and boot up from there. Now once I have booted up from the original, mac osx only, hard drive can I delete the osx off the other hard drive and just have windows on there?

    Hope its not to confusing, any help would be welcomed. Thanks.
  2. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    1. Reinstall the optical drive.
    2. Boot into Mac OS X.
    3. Insert Windows 7 Install DVD.
    4. Plug in a 8GB+ USB drive (e.g. external hard drive, flash drive) and back it up.
    4. Go to Disk Utility and go to the restore tab.
    5. Drag the DVD as the source, and the USB drive as the destination.
    6. Press restore.
    7. Turn off computer, reinstall optical bay hard drive.
    8. Boot into USB by holding Alt at the chime.
    9. Install Windows.

    Basically what this does is clone your install DVD onto a USB drive.

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