Installing Bootcamp on Optibay-partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MathiasVH, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. MathiasVH macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2009
    Hi guys

    I know - Same question has been asked before. But I still haven't found a solution. And believe me, I've searched.

    Long story short: I've installed a SSD in my 17" 2010 MBP and thrown the original 500gb in an optibay. But I need a Windows-partition for gaming.
    Bootcamp won't let me install Windows without an optical drive - I've got an external (the original superdrive), and while Bootcamp recognizes this, it won't let me install Windows with this.

    So: Have ANYONE been succesful installing a Bootcamp-partition on an optibay disk, and if so, HOW DID YOU DO IT? :D

    Best regards!
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I think there's two problems, first by losing the optical drive, you'll have problems installing windows. I've read some reports that the windows install disc won't boot up on a usb based optical drive.

    Secondly is bootcamp, its going to want to put the partition in the non-optibay drive.
  3. MathiasVH thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2009
    Thanks, but I already knew the problems - It's a solution I'm looking for ;)

Share This Page