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macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 6, 2009
I have just purchased the newest 13'' rMBP and would like to partition 50 gb for some games. I have an old external DVD drive that connects by USB (not made by apple) and my old windows 7 CD. Am I able to install windows 7 by plugging it in, running bootcamp in the utilities folder, and waiting?

Googling has me worried as I keep seeing issues, but mostly related to windows 8/usb issues. If anyone can shed some light on if my set up should work (or not) that would be very much appreciated, thank you!


macrumors regular
Nov 10, 2012
Los Angeles
Yes that shouldn't be a problem. If there is a problem, just create an image of the Windows DVD, create a bootable USB stick and install it like that.


macrumors 68000
Mar 24, 2010
You should be fine. I used an LG external drive and booted Windows 8 normally, so I see no reason why Windows 7 wouldn't work.
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