Right, so to start off, i have a Early-2011 MacBook Pro Core i5 with a broken LVDS connector on the logic board. I'm using a mini-display-to-vga adapter to use my Macbook Pro. When loading the Windows 7 USB it freezes at the "Starting Windows" logo, when booting from the USB in Safe Mode it shows it hangs at disk.sys. Windows 8 and 8.1 both have the same issue, which is, it copies the files, expands them, reboots, shows the Windows 8 logo, shows "Getting Devices Ready" and then goes to a black screen around 85%. After a couple minutes the computer reboots and shows the Windows 8 logo yet again and then goes to a black screen, no matter how long I wait, nothing happens. I was able to boot into safe mode after the Windows 8 installation was "complete" and install the video drivers, sound, ethernet, wifi, bluetooth, etc Thinking that was the issue for the black screen, but after doing that and rebooting I still get dropped to a black screen where nothing happens. If anyone has any ideas, PLEASE let me know. I'm desperate as I have a lot of apps and games that I would like to run in Windows that either aren't made for the Mac or don't run properly in a VM/Crossover/Wineskin. Thanks so much!