Macbook Pro Win 7 install problems

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  1. mercluke
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    Actually, nvm... a blast of compressed air to the "superdrive" fixed the problem, it's intsalling as i type [​IMG]

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    I'm guessing you already considered it but using a virtual machine could work if nothing else does.
     
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    Have you tried copying the Windows DVD to a bootable usb stick, then I believe you press alt or option key, depending on the naming during boot, to get the boot selection screen, but I don't know if apple allows booting off usb.
     
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    Just curious, how come you didn't just get a Windows laptop? Macs are generally considered more consumer friendly, but they are more or less toys compared with a PC, especially if you're a programmer. (Please, I don't need to get flamed, so just lay off fanboys.)

    Anyway I know it's not really helpful, but I am curious about your reasons for getting a Mac.
     
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    I'd post this at the MacRumors forums, I think you'd get a more accurate and quicker response.
     
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    oh, ok. will do [​IMG]
     
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    Nice, how'd you score a free lappy?
     
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    after some searching I've found this utility rEFIt that let mac's boot off USB, and triple boot OS's
     
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    i had a hp laptop that i was previously using for tafe stuff which i swapped for this macbook (the lappy was slightly beefier but this has a larger screen and no hackintosh distros i tried liked that lappy [​IMG])
     
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