I replaced the optical drive in my MacBook Pro (5,3) with a Solid State Drive.
I would like to bootcamp partition the SSD to use OS X and Windows 7,
Bootcamp assistant v.4 tells me I must use an optical drive to install Windows.
So I tried it with an external optical drive, which the sytem recognizes, I can
boot from the external drive but Boot Camp does not recognize the drive. I have also
tried disconnecting the HDD, tried installing from flash drive and even put Snow
Leopard on the HDD so that I could use Bootcamp Asst v.3. Nothing works.
I have Windows versions from XP to Window 8. I have OS X from Leopard
through Mountain Lion. I have tried various combinations but still am unable
to get Boot Camp Assistant to do what I would like it to.
Anyone had any success with this setup?
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