Install OS (MacOS Lion or Windows 7) in MacBook Late 2007
I have a Macbook Late 2007, white body, with a Core2Duo processor, 2.5 GB RAM, and 500 GB Hard Drive.
Lately, I changed the Hard Drive, and messed up with the OS, so I don't have anything running on it right now. I have visited a number of forums, but couldn't get an answer to my issue.
My first issue with this MacBook is that it does't show any options on pressing the Keys if it doesn't have an OS. It is unresponsive to Cmd+Ctrl+P+R, Options Key, Cmd+S, Cmd+S, Cmd+R, Cmd+T, S, R, T, or any other shortcuts (I could find on internet) which you could use to access the Booting Options in a MacBook. You start the machine, it gives chime and a white screen, after sometime it gives a Circle with Cross.
Tried booting from USB, and CDs. I made MacOS 10.7.5 (Lion) which was working on it, but it just does not boot up. So my major concern is this, that my device is unresponsive to any and all the shortcuts. Last time I got the OS installed from an IT Shop, and the guy took out the hard drive, put it in another MacBook, and installed the OS. Now I don't have that option, plus I don't want to spend money on that since it is a spare laptop.
My second issue is that with this condition, is it possible for me to install Window 7 on it? I couldn't find a step by step procedure to do that, if someone could redirect me to a link which is helpful. I completely understand this can't be done till my first issue gets resolved. Even then, I am not sure if MacBooks boot directly from Windows 7 USBs.
I would be really thankful if someone, who has done something about this, could help me around it.
So, just to update you guys. I again searched about how to make a bootable usb. I found the other way of using "Show Package Contents", and then restoring the "Install ESD" file on the USB. With that, the machine just boot up. I might be doing that in a wrong way earlier, but I even tried two three USBs from local IT shops, even those guys couldn't make it boot. Now I will try installing Windows 7 on it, and will update how that comes out to be.
So, people, I am once again there. I have realized that my option key only works by chance. It doesn't work at all, except at the lucky times only. That day when I installed the OS, I run bootcamp, and something happened, as a result of which, my Macbook now gives “No boot device". I have connected that hard drive externally and the drive is perfectly fine. I am again at that stage where I can't install the OS from USB again. What should I do now?