So this is what i need help eith i did it all apart from this bit, i am so close any help would be amazing i am using VMware fusion 2, might i have to have version 1? link to thread HTML: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=601414 Code: I opened up the settings for the newly created virtual machine, and changed the disc to point to my Windows 7 ISO file. Code: 'm working on installing Windows 7 without a DVD (broken SuperDrive here) using VMWare Fusion and the instructions provided by melchior. I think I've figured out a way to make VMWare install Windows 7 to the Boot Camp partition. I'll try and see if it works, and if it does I will post instructions. Edit: Great news, I got the Boot Camp partition to show up in VMWare Fusion when installing windows. I'm going to install it! Here's what I did: Step 1: Installed VMWare, opened up the application to make sure everything worked correctly, then quit. Step 2: I created a folder in the root of my hard drive (Macintosh HD) entitled "Virtual Machines" Step 3: I typed the following into Terminal: Code: cd /Virtual\ Machines Then.. Code: /Library/Application\ Support/VMware\ Fusion/vmware-rawdiskCreator print /dev/disk0 A list of my computer's partitions appeared, then I typed.. Code: /Library/Application\ Support/VMware\ Fusion/vmware-rawdiskCreator create /dev/disk0 3 windows7 ide You can see a screenshot of Terminal after typing in these commands below. After that, I opened up VMWare Fusion. I chose to make a new machine, I hit Continue Without Disc. I chose Use existing virtual disk, then selected windows7.vmdk out of the Virtual Machines folder in root of Macintosh HD. VMWare asked me if I wanted to convert the disk into an "updated" version, I chose not to convert the disk image. After that, I unchecked "automatically open machine when VMWare starts", then hit finish. [COLOR="Red"]I opened up the settings for the newly created virtual machine, and changed the disc to point to my Windows 7 ISO file.[/COLOR] I started the machine, and VMWare successfully recognized my Boot Camp partition and I'm installing Windows 7 onto the partition right now. Screenshot of Terminal after typing in commands: Update: Setup completed successfully in VMWare and rebooted. I'm going to try and natively boot off of this, if it doesn't work I'll try winclone (I think winclone might set the partition to active when it copies the flies to the partition, that's why that "trick" causes the partition to become bootable again). Side note: The reason why you type disk0 into Terminal instead of the actual ID of the Boot Camp partition (usually it's disk0s3) is because the VMWare Raw Disk Creator considers the Boot Camp partition a "special" partition and tags it with a 0 rather than using the usual disk0s3 stuff.