Installing Windows without SuperDrive (to 2nd HDD)

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  1. Kuray macrumors regular

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    I installed Data Doubler and SSD to my MBP

    I wanna install Windows 7 to my 2nd Hard Drive which I replaced with SuperDrive.

    I have
    Windows PC
    USB Thumb Drive
    Windows 7 ISO File
    Network

    I have SL in my second hard drive. I can make other partition to install Windows 7 but thing is how can I install without SuperDrive.
     
  2. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried mounting the iso with disk utility and installing on the second hdd?
     
  3. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    Did your data doubler not come with an external USB enclosure for the super drive?
     
  4. Kuray thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, it says 6 days for shipping and I couldn't wait for it.
     
  5. Kuray thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is Windows 7 Install Disc's ISO, If I mount it, how can I open it to install ?
     
  6. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

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    I'll save you a few headaches by telling you this now. For some reason SL wont allow Win7 install unless you have an internal disc drive.

    To get around this what I did was install Win7 first, wincloned it, made a partition via bootcamp and cloned Win7 to that partition.
     
  7. Kuray thread starter macrumors regular

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    How can I clone the Win7 to that partition again? I know the restoring but how can I restore
     
  8. XX55XX, Jul 5, 2011
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    XX55XX macrumors regular

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    I heard you can use something called rEFIt to modify the EFI firmware, allowing a Windows 7 disk image to be booted from a USB stick.

    I haven't tried it, though.
     
  9. Kuray thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm trying it now, installing ISO to USB drive from Windows USB/DVD Tool
     
  10. Ovchar macrumors newbie

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    Kuray,

    Did you managed to install Win 7 on your 2nd HDD? I'm having exactly the same problem.
    I'm stuck with creating bootable USB Drive. I've tried different guides with no results.
     
  11. Ovchar macrumors newbie

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