1. grunt0300's Avatar
    I have a mid 2010 MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.13.6 High Sierra. The cd/dvd slot is broken(grabber won't work), and i want to use BootCamp to install a Windows 7 partition. I have a valid copy of Windows 7, with the key code, but can't get the disc into the Mac. Since i have the key code, is there any other way to download Windows 7 on to the Mac using BootCamp? Thanks for any help.
    02-22-2021 09:32 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Are you able to connect an external DVD drive to your Mac?
    doogald likes this.
    02-22-2021 09:58 AM
  3. grunt0300's Avatar
    Are you able to connect an external DVD drive to your Mac?

    I just sent away for one at eBay. $20, and it should do the job.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    02-22-2021 10:52 AM
  4. grunt0300's Avatar
    Well i got the external drive, set it up, got bootcamp going, and WHAM. The bootcamp installer is telling me that my Windows 7 Home is really a Windows 10 disc in disguise. I know that it's a Windows 7, because i've used it before, and anyway it came from Microsoft and it says WINDOWS 7 Home right on the disc. Can i please get some help with this? Thanks.
    02-24-2021 07:01 PM
  5. grunt0300's Avatar
    Solved. Somehow, and I don’t know how, my BootCamp app got corrupted. Continuing with the installation now.
    02-24-2021 07:45 PM
  6. grunt0300's Avatar
    New problem. Now I get a black screen with a message. “No bootable device—insert boot disk and press any key”.
    02-24-2021 08:40 PM

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