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MJNBGA
Jun 18, 2011, 05:43 AM
Hi all,

Is it possible to load Windows 7 on to an external USB 2.0 hard drive and still be able to use it on my MacBook Pro? I really don't feel like partitoioning my hard drive... Also, has anybody found a cheaper alternative for Optibay? Does Optibay work well?

:confused:

Thanks,

Mordy



balamw
Jun 18, 2011, 12:56 PM
External USB does not work reliably. Period. The is a complicated path that usually works for XP, but not 7.

Optibay generally works, but you may still have issues that require rEFIt.

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MJNBGA
Jun 18, 2011, 01:53 PM
External USB does not work reliably. Period. The is a complicated oath that usually works for XP, but not 7,

Ootibay generally works, but you may still have issues that require rEFIt.

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What is rEFIt? :confused:

balamw
Jun 18, 2011, 02:01 PM
Darn my iPad typing sucks. :p

What is rEFIt? :confused:

http://refit.sf.net

rEFIt is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit for EFI-based machines like the Intel Macs. You can use it to boot multiple operating systems easily, including triple-boot setups with Boot Camp. It also provides an easy way to enter and explore the EFI pre-boot environment.

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