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

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    #1
    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.

    Thanks
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68030

    chscag

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    Fort Worth, Texas
    #2
    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

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    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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