Hi. I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro 15-inch, Quad-core i7 Processor 2.2 Ghz, 8 Gb RAM, and 500 Gb HDD in the main bay. I would like to remove the optical drive and replace it with a windows-exclusive SSD. The end result will be Mac Os X on the stock hard drive, and Windows 7/8 on the SSD in the optical bay. I thought I can first temporarily remove the original hard drive and replace it with the SSD so I can install windows through a CD without the help of bootcamp (with the optical drive still installed). After I do all that, I can switch back the original hard drive, remove the optical bay (superdrive), and install the SSD in its place. Theoretically, this should work, but how would I boot from the SSD if I installed windows without bootcamp? (the bootup+OPTION won't work right?) I'm not sure if this would work, but if this worked for you, or if you have any expertise on this particular matter I could really use your help.