Boot Windows 7. Didn't use bootcamp assistant

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by eerikk2, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. eerikk2 macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2011
    How do I boot into windows 7 if i didn't use the boot camp assistant to initially install windows?

    Laptop Specs:
    MacBook Pro 2011 (purchased stock)
    OS X Lion
    Intel i7 dual core
    4 gigs ram
    Internal 120 gig Corsair SSD (Installed after receiving laptop)
    External 500 gig Toshiba Apple HDD (Original internal HDD installed into usb enclosure)

    I also have a windows pc

    Background on what I have done:
    I have successfully installed Windows 7 onto a usb drive. It is fully bootable and working while in the usb enclosure. If anyone is wondering how i did this i will give instructions at the following post . I have a minimal amount of free space available on my internal ssd on my mac so i do not want windows on the internal drive. I am trying to boot into windows on the external drive on my mac. Shouldn't it be possible? If it is how do I do it?
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    If it doesn't show up in the boot leader when you hold Alt/Option, you can install rEFIt, if that doesn't work I'm afraid you are sunk. I'll read your other post later.


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