Hi folks, first post here hoping that one of you guys can help me in this predicament. I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro (MBP 8,1) which I have replaced the original superdrive with an SSD. In addition, I still have the working superdrive in a USB enclosure. As soon as 10.8.3 came out I decided that I wanted to go for installing Windows 8 on my computer, however after 6 hours I've ran into some major pit falls. First off, using rEFIt I can't even start the Setup CD. It goes straight to a black screen with a blinking cursor. I then tried using OS X's internal start up manager and when I selected the Setup CD it displayed the words "Press any key to boot from CD..." but then when I pressed the key it just froze with the cursor blinking. I waited a good half hour, but it never began the set up sequence. So I then began trying to install windows through a USB thumb drive, convinced my CD approach would not work (I tried 2 different CD, both burned on my mac) and instead created a bootable USB through Parallels and WintoFlash. For some reason Windows 7 USB/ISO creator would not recognize my flash drive, so I just settled for using a third party technology, however when I tried to boot from bootmgr.efi using rEFIt, it just said "Error: Unsupported while loading bootmgr.efi" Finally, I tried to create a bootable USB using Boot Camp's native software. I used the trick where I edited BootCamps info.plist and changed the settings accordingly, however it seems that the plist has been modified a bit with Bootcamp 5 and it no longer says "USBLoader but preUSBLoader? Instead of being greyed out, the option to create a drive from DVD doesn't even exist. Can anyone help me? With any of these 3 issues? I would love to just have Windows 8 running. I can offer any information if anything is unclear.