An idea for XP or Vista on an External Harddrive

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by LordMandos, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. LordMandos macrumors newbie

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    Here's my thought, and I'm sorry if someone else has posted this, I didn't take the time to search this site.

    Would this work:
    Install XP or Vista on to your mac (in my case, a macbook);
    Partition your external hard drive into two partitions (mine being 1TB);
    One partition is set up for Mac, one is for PC.

    If i booted in xp or vista, would i have access to the partitioned external hard drive?

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes, or just install MacDrive for Windows so it can access HFS+.
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Or partition the external drive as a FAT32 drive, so both OS's can read and write it.

    N.B.: If you do this, OS X will write more slowly as they haven't optimized their FAT32 drivers.
     

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