As easy as I think?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kingdLo, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. kingdLo macrumors 6502

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    I recently got a rMBP and I have an old Dell lappy the I strictly use for playing with my car. Can I simply pull out the drive and pop it in an enclosure and boot from that on my Mac?

    Just setting up the Dell with my car programming applications took over a week as it is a major PITA and I'm not keen on doing it again.
     
  2. macenied, Aug 12, 2015
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    macenied macrumors 6502a

    macenied

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    You cannot.

    Main reason: Windows boots from internal drives only. Other reasons: Device drivers and licensing. Nothing wrong to keep the old Dell for playing with the car.
     
  3. kingdLo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you.

    Only problem with the Dell is the battery dies in an hour and sometimes it freezes up 5 minutes after a fresh boot. Once restarted its fine for hours.
     
  4. macenied macrumors 6502a

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    Buy a cheap 12V DC -> 110/220V AC converter to provide power for the Dell. Worked for me ;)
     

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