Macbook pro 3.1 superdrive broken, win7 install!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fisty, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. fisty macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2006
    Hello people,

    I have a Macbook pro 3.1 and the superdrive is broken, wanted to install win7 so i thought o myself lets do it via USB as its described on many site!
    refit wouldn't boot my usb key with the win7 CD copied as stated here!

    also downloaded a tool from MS to make it automatically wouldn't work!

    before i did install winXP on it by switching the HD, throwing it in my macmini install it "using the cd drive that works on the mini"

    after install just swap back and wuala it was working!

    tried this method with my other macbook pro 5.1, on boot up of win7, after having pluged the HD back into the 3.1, just BSOD !!!

    installed, vmware fusion 4 to try to fix the problem in virtualisation get the same BSOD !!

    tried to see if i could boot the usb key on my 5.1, refit boots just my bootcamp partition up, whereas on the 3.1 it tells me something about legacy not being supported!

    any help suggestions?
    and telling me buy a new superdrive isn't the anwser :)

    thx to all
  2. hackerwayne macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2012
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Do you have an external DVD drive? Or possibly MacBook Air external SuperDrive? Ext DVD drive will work oob where as MBA super drive you need to add MBASD=yes in (ill explain more on this if you have the super drive in hand) if not you could buy a external drive for about $30 bucks

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