Ok, so i've seen posts on this in the past few days but non of them seem to be working for me. The main post i've noticed is that if you put the Windows XP disc into the drive and restart the Mac holding down Option when it loads back up the disc will appear as a boot option and you click that one and it will install. This seems to be the only real way of getting XP installed since Bootcamp in Lion no longer supports XP. But my issue is that when i insert the disc and press option i dont get any disc icon to click on and i was wondering if i was going about this wrong somehow. this is what i've done so far.....i've partitioned my HDD so that i have 50GB for XP (a little much i know but i use 3D Animation programs), i then took the iso for XP that i downloaded from the Academic Alliance website as my university is part of the Microsoft program and burt it to both DVD and CD (encase it made some difference). Then i put the disc in the drive and turned off my Macbook Pro and then back on holding down the Option key (a.k.a Alt). This is as far as i can get, nothing shows up other then the main drive and the recovery drive. Is there anyone else out there that has tried to install windows XP on a MacBook Pro Mid-2009 15" running Lion 10.7.4 (or something similar) and managed to get it to work?