I recently bought a new SSD. I own a MacBook Pro with Boot Camp and a Windows 7. However, I don't really use my OS X. So I've decided to skip it and do a clean Windows 7 install on my new hard drive. My thought:
- Switch hard drive
- Plug in USB drive w/ Windows 7 installer
- Boot and install Windows
Not that easy! I've tried it and when booting with the USB stick in, all I get is a grey screen with a flashing folder with a questionmark.
What I have:
- Old hard drive w/ OS X and Windows 7
- Windows 7 on USB ready to go
- Brand new SSD
What I've thought I could do:
- Insert SSD
- Install OS X.
- Install rEFIt
- Boot USB, whipe SSD and install Windows
Only one problem. Can't find my OS X cds!
Does anyone have a tip?
Thanks for the help and suggestions, guys. For now, I've come to the conclusion that my USB stick is not bootable. At least not on a Mac. It won't boot a Windows install, neither an OS X installation (grey "reboot computer" screen loop).
I'll try and buy some DVD's tomorrow (it's 0:38 AM in Denmark)