Cannot Install Windows 7 on MBP 5,1

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Amr Tarek, May 27, 2018.

  1. Amr Tarek macrumors newbie

    Amr Tarek

    May 27, 2018
    Hey guys,

    I have late 2008 MBP with SSD and HDD drives and El captain. my problem is that i cannot install windows on my machine and i have tried the following:

    - installed Refind but yet i cannot boot from usb (black screen after press enter)
    - i hav modified bootcamp to create bootable usb yet i cannot boot from it.

    Can someone help me on this please.

  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    That's probably because Boot Camp detects that your MacBook Pro has an optical drive and may be looking for a Windows 7 install disk rather than USB. There are work arounds for this. I'm not sure why you have to use reFind to create a dual boot when boot camp should be able to do that for you?
  3. Amr Tarek thread starter macrumors newbie

    Amr Tarek

    May 27, 2018
    can u help me with a work around for this i cannot boot from the usb all i get is blank black screen

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