I have tried everything I can think of to get bootcamp to let me install Windows 7. My latest issue is the classic "no bootable device" black screen after bootcamp does all its stuff (which by the way takes an annoyingly long time). Here are the steps I followed 1. Have working ISO of Win7 2. I Removed issue of bootcamp not letting me use USB bootable disks (by editing the info file in the contents of bootcamp itself to include my MBP (which is late 2011). By doing this I added an additional <string> with my MBP model. 3. jump through all of bootcamp's hoops to get it to finally finish (which btw takes freaking forever to just get to the black screen issue ) 4. reach the black screen...that's about as far as I've gotten. I spent about 6 hours yesterday trying to get this to happen, but to no avail. Here are some of the other tricks I've tried: 1. Just placing the contents on the thumb drive from the ISO. 2. Using Daemon Tools so that it recognizes it (although I"m not quite sure I may have not fully understood this process because of my previous change to the info folder.... 3. doing the whole process in one step (not exiting bootcamp for any reason). 4. putting the bootable files on FAT partition on the actual HDD. I have yet to try putting the files on a regular external HDD because some people said that worked for them. I know the USB works because my GF used the same drive when she ran bootcamp. If anybody has any ideas I would love to hear them -Sims ---------- I have also yet to try a DVD because I don't have any. I'll try to get some this weekend but I was trying to avoid spending more money on this project.