Bootcamp on Optibay drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Lucagfc, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Lucagfc, Oct 16, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2012

    Lucagfc macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2008

    I' ve installed a SSD in my Mac but now I need to install bootacamp. unfortunately bootcamp can' t install windows on USB drive so I wan' t to add my old 750 GB HDD in my Mac in place of superdrive. What I want to know is that bootcamp can install windows on that drive? Thanks.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Yes, you can install Windows via Boot Camp onto the 750 GB HDD in your optibay.

    Btw, "want" is one word and does not need an apostrophe. "Won't" on the other hand does, as it is a contraction of "will" and "not". "Want" is not a contraction, unless you mean something entirely different.
  3. Lucagfc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2008
    sorry about that and thanks for the clarification!
  4. knucles macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2006

    No, you can't.

    Bootcamp will ask for the windows cd and i can't boot from a usb.

    Same issue here,....
  5. PhixionFilms macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2008
    Deployed atm

    I have a 550gb SSD in my primary drive and a 1tb in my optibay drive. I have osx on my main and Windows 7 on half of my 1tb in my optibay drive.
    It is possible to install windows on your macbook pro in the optibay slot, you just have to follow steps.

    This will help you out.
  6. Dekard macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2011
    Dallas, Texas
    After you run bootcamp setup, turn off machine. unplug the apple drive, and install Windows on the optibay HD you installed. Once it's done installing, you can replug the apple drive and get both Mac and Windows running like they are supposed to. You can have the DVD plugged in when you have the second drive being used as Drive 1, Drive 0 is your CD.

    And yes that guide is awesome. Tis what I followed to get my SSD's installed.
  7. knucles macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2006
    This tutorials assume that you have a funtional optidrive. Mine is broken....

    Any suggestions?
  8. Gunlance macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2012
    I've tried just about everything to install windows on my dual SSDs. Is there anyway to boot off an external device (optical or usb)? THat's what the problem boils down to when I tried a bunch of different configurations. Anyone know if the official apple super drive solves this problem?

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