windows only install from external USB drive

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by hiccuphell, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. hiccuphell macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2013
    hi All,

    to keep this short. my younger sister was just given the following

    she has a MBP 7,3 and the disk is going/done.
    she doesnt have the mac osx install media
    the optical drive is broken
    i have a windows 7 installer on a bootable external hardrive
    i gave her a new small 60 gb ssd drive
    she only wants window 7 as she needs it for a part time job

    my question:
    what is the easiest way to install win7 from external usb disk onto a new ssd drive without installing OSX?

    Thank You.
  2. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2011
    United States
    What does it do when you try to boot from the hard disk?

    I believe the only way to get it on there is to use an external DVD drive. The model number indicates that it is too old to boot from a Windows USB flash drive.

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