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Old Mar 20, 2013, 02:54 PM   #51
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Just a quick question...
I have a kingston 256gb usb 3 stick... Would it be possible to Run windows 7 via bootcamp from there?
I like the idea of having just that stick in the back of my imac...
And if so, could i have all windows relevant stuff ( Games ect) on that Stick too?
Quick awnser, no. Windows is unable to boot from USB or FireWire. Thunderbolt is different because it shows up as a PCIe device.
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Old Mar 20, 2013, 03:00 PM   #52
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Old Jun 25, 2013, 08:50 AM   #53
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It would be a shame if it was true. You can get Windows to boot off USB drives and there are plenty of guides to be found on how to do it. I am not sure it would be easy to do this with a Mac and Bootcamp but I am certain it is do-able.
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Old Jun 25, 2013, 08:56 AM   #54
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It would be a shame if it was true. You can get Windows to boot off USB drives and there are plenty of guides to be found on how to do it. I am not sure it would be easy to do this with a Mac and Bootcamp but I am certain it is do-able.
Creating a bootable USB Windows installer is easy. Are you saying you can install and run Windows 7 directly from a USB drive and not an internal drive? I'm not aware of this.
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Old Jun 25, 2013, 11:05 AM   #55
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Creating a bootable USB Windows installer is easy. Are you saying you can install and run Windows 7 directly from a USB drive and not an internal drive? I'm not aware of this.
Yes, I am.
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Old Jun 25, 2013, 11:10 AM   #56
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Yes, I am.
No, I'm not.
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Old Jun 25, 2013, 11:22 AM   #57
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No, I'm not.
No you are not what? Fat? Bald? ;-)

You asked if I am saying you can install Windows onto a USB stick and boot a full windows installation from USB stick. The answer is yes, you can.

Here is one way of doing it:

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-in...ive-must-read/

There are other ways, including installing to sata and then migrating the installation, as I have done.
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Old Jun 25, 2013, 11:31 AM   #58
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No you are not what? Fat? Bald? ;-)

You asked if I am saying you can install Windows onto a USB stick and boot a full windows installation from USB stick. The answer is yes, you can.
Ok, so looks like it can be done using the Windows Automated Installation Kit. As you mentioned it may be difficult doing this with Boot Camp. The cloning method used for the Thunderbolt Boot Camp install may or may not work. I can test this on a 2011 MBA using Windows 7.
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