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Old Apr 23, 2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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Install Bootcamp (win+mac) on external drive?

One of the things I love most about mac is the possibility to install the os on an external drive and have it run on any mac (almost) you plug it into.

I know you can't have windows on an external drive that you move around in a similar manner, but is it possible if you use bootcamp?
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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I think bootcamp only works on internal drives. You could however miss out bootcamp and format the external drive and install Windows.
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 04:29 PM   #3
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I think bootcamp only works on internal drives. You could however miss out bootcamp and format the external drive and install Windows.
Ok, that's a shame, but I guess it was a longshot...

What I was looking for was the portability of having both mac and win on an external harddrive - would have been great
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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You can. Partition the external drive into two different sections. Install OS X in one partitrion and Windows on the other.
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