Install Bootcamp (win+mac) on external drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Danneman101, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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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    stridemat

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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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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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    stridemat

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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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