Hello everyone, Since i'm new... i'll introduce myself first. My name is Pierre and i'm french. i love Mac OSs since the 7.5 version... i occasionally use Windows when my customers require it, or sometimes to play too. i'm trying to install Windows Seven on my 2011 MBP, which doesn't have a superdrive (i have my mechanical 500GB HDD in it's silent / vibration safe slots, and a 128GB SATA II SSD in my Optibay Caddy). i was previously successful doing this, but the main difference was that the slots for those drives were swapped (SSD in primary slot, HDD in caddy). i am trying to install Windows on the SSD on a partition right after the Lion / Recovery partitions. i have tried both doing the partitioning manually and using Bootcamp assistant, the result is the same. So the technique i use is that i use Parallels to complete the step 1 of installation, and then using the "fake" MBR generated by Parallels, i overwrite the "real" MBR with a recovery system of mine i have on an external HDD. But whatever steps i take, whatever EFI loader i use, the result is always the same: the Windows 7 boot loader can't locate the booting entry point (i believe it's not looking on the right hard drive)... i would be very grateful if anyone could tell me if he was successful doing what i'm trying to achieve. Is it even possible to do it without placing the SSD in the primary slot? Thanks a lot for your time, Pierre. EDIT: Also... i really, really, really **dislike** Windows 7 and i usually work with the XP version... However, i know Apple stopped supporting it, and i also think that there would be no available drivers, starting from the Sandy Bridge... Is there anyone successful tricking a native Windows boot on a 2011 MBP here? Is there any XP install repack with the right drivers?