Boot from USB 3.0 drive?

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  1. tmanto02 macrumors 65816

    tmanto02

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    I want to install a different OS on an external USB 3.0 drive. Is this possible? :D
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    Yes but it also depends on the machine.
    If you have a last generation MBP for instance it can not boot Snow Leopard.
     
  3. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    What OS?

    Sure, you can.

    Not Windows 7 though, but I think there are work arounds. Windows 8 should be easier (from what I've read).
     
  4. tmanto02 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Windows 8 is the plan.

    Any idea if you can install Win 8 without Win 7? as the retail version is meant to be an "upgrade".
     
  5. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure there's an "illigitemate" way, but I can't help you here.
     

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