Installing Windows 7 on Boot Camp with no optical drive or an external

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Detroitt, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Detroitt macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2012
    I used Boot Camp to install Windows 7 a few months back and everything was working fine. However, right after I did that my optical drive stopped working & Recently, my Windows hard drive has crashed and I have had nothing but problems with it. It won't start up 90% of the time & I almost wasn't even able to start up my Mac drive.
    My only option seems to completely re-partition it, but my optical drive does not work anymore. I thought of buying an external disc drive and re-doing boot camp with that but I was told it may not work. Does anyone have any solution to this? Thank You & I'd really appreciate any help.
  2. stevelam macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
  3. wanton789 macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2009
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Only the rMBP and Air will boot windows from USB, microsoft's fault, not Apple's. Windows setup absolutely wants to be installed from an internal drive.

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