Windows on an external HD?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MJNBGA, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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?

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    Thanks,

    Mordy
     
  2. balamw, Jun 18, 2011
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    balamw

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    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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  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    What is rEFIt? :confused:
     
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    balamw

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    Darn my iPad typing sucks. :p

    http://refit.sf.net

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