Macbook Pro Snow Leopard 10.6.8 Using authentic windows 7 + snow leopard oem disc Hello everyone, Ive been a lurker on these forums over the past 2 weeks trying to get my MBP to bootcamp windows 7.. Its been very helpful! Though Ive reached a stage where im going to need to post a question of my own. It seems as though bootcamp is a ridiculously easy process, but for me it seems like every step I take, theres a problem at the next step taking hours to figure out how to fix. So everyone knows where im coming from, ill post the events of everything that has happened. 1. Start bootcamp 2. Choose, download windows support software (because i lost my osx disc) 1ST ANNOYANCE: "The windows support software is not available" Apparently I read that there is no work around to this other than torrents/ buying a new osx disc.. So I borrowed one from a friend. 3. Partition your drive 2ND ANNOYANCE: My drive was fragmented so i had to defragment it, osx does not have that ability so i had to clone my drive onto a external HDD and delete the HDD on my computer and then copy my old HDD back on. (5hr process to copy/paste both times) 4. Finally partition 5. Insert windows 7 disc 3RD ANNOYANCE: apple has some weird un addressed issue since 2008 how on some computers you cant burn DVD's.. 6. Burn windows 7 onto DVD using my brothers windows computer. 7. Burn another windows 7 DVD because the guide never said anything about finalizing the disc 8. Burn another windows 7 DVD because the guide didnt say anything about having to download a specific windows 7 download tool in order to boot from the CD ~ At this point, the cd was not working so I downloaded REFIT to boot windows 7 off of a USB. (I tried to go into the the contents of bootcamp to try to activate my computer to be able to boot off of a USB, but the lines of code did not exist.. I found out after more researching that I was basically screwed and had to boot off of REFIT.) 9. Put windows 7 and download tool on USB because the disc did not work 10. Run terminal commands to activate REFIT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11. Boot up REFIT and select the windows drive and start windows install 12. I Pass the screen where I select my language and Agree to terms and start to choose which partition I am on.. I select my partition with 60gb on it, and I get an error msg saying "windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computers hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disks controller is enabled in the computers BIOS menu." So I exited out of the install and returned to OSX. I tried to repeat the process and now I get a black screen saying that bootmgr is missing and press crtl + alt + del to restart (my mbp does not have a delete key(windows version of a delete key) So I am forced to shut down the computer. I read up on it and it appears that windows 7 is buggy when it comes to installing from a USB... I tried yesterday to try again with DVD install. IT WORKED! The first time I tried to install windows 7 through bootcamp, it restarted my computer... So I tried to do it again and the 2nd time it went through.. The 2nd time I was sent to a black screen that read - Press any key to boot from cd or dvd... So I tried clicking, and nothing happened.. I tried plugging in a external usb keyboard and nothing happened.. So i forced shutdown. Upon restarting for the 3rd time, it booted up the disc automatically, I passed the "press any key" prompt and I got sent to a black screen, i let it stay there for an hour, and forced another shut down because nothing was happening. 4th attempt - Passed the "press any key" prompt and moved onto the black screen with the gray bar loading windows. It put me into the install that I got to previously when I tried to boot with REFIT.. Languge -> agree to terms -> select partition.. NOW IT WASNT GIVING ME AN ERROR! I format the drive to NTFS and I start the install.. The install gets to the second step - expanding windows files and it hangs at 0%. I later got an error msg, though I dont recall what it said.. Windows cancelled the install and I forced shut down. Ive tried to restart the computer multiple times, but every time I get thrown to a black screen where it says "press any key" and then a few seconds later without pressing anything it says "Bootmgr is missing, press ctrl alt del to restart". This has happened about 10+ times. What do I do from here? Im beyond frustrated, it has taken me 2 weeks to get this far. Sorry if this was novelish long.. didnt want to leave anything out incase it was important.. I dont know much about computers.