Mid-2010 Macbook Pro with Broken Superdrive (trying to mount Win7 with Bootable USB)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by AngelasAshes, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. AngelasAshes macrumors newbie


    Aug 23, 2009
    Framingham, Massachusetts
    Title says it all, I've used the method to create an option for BootCamp to create a bootable USB. The USB had been created and holding the option key doesn't show the USB as an option. I've tried using the same USB on my friend's Macbook Pro (mid-2013) and the USB boot is possible on his machine. We're both running the same version of Mavericks. My ports work when OSX is booted just fine.

    Does anyone know have any ideas on the matter? I haven't use these forums in over seven years and I'm the Supervisor of an IT department. I work with PC's and Mac's alike and have never had this issue. This is my personal MCP and I need a Win7 image to work with some unique PC-based programs. I am stuck and have been trying for weeks - any and all insight is appreciated. Thanks in advance
  2. xcodeSyn macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2012
    This has happened to many people with either MBP or iMac that came with a factory-installed SuperDrive. See the last post of this thread for example or this guide if you have no plan to replace your optical drive.

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