Installing Windows 7 through USB on MacBook 2007 model.

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  1. jogendar macrumors newbie

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  2. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    I have a late 2008 MacBook with the internal drive removed for a SSD, and as far as I know there is no way to install Windows through USB on these older models. You can however, use an external USB DVD drive.

    I used my old superdrive in an enclosure to install Win 7 and it worked just fine. Just has to be a DVD. They're pretty cheap, and you may have a friend or something with one. I'd ask around or buy one.
     
  3. jogendar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thnks a lot for ur fast reply

    I read somewhere that extrnl DVD drives can't be used to install windows?? Do we need to buy only superdrives or any USB DVD drive will do..
     
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    A regular DVD drive will be fine.
     
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    Well have you tried holding OPT with the Windows disk in it when booting to see if it is seen as a bootable drive?
     
  7. jogendar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes .. i have tried that too.. but i am not able to see the dvd drive ther too..
     
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    Does it sounds like the drive is spinning up when you power it on?
     
  9. jogendar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm yeah.. previously it is sounded that like spinning. but nw, drive is not acepting the disc. it s just ejecting it. :(
     
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    Can you try a different bootable disk?
     

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