Boot Windows 7 off of external drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Imuny, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Imuny macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2011
    I would like to know if it is possible to boot and run Windows 7 off of an external hard drive. I have looked around a little, and it seems that I need to format a hard drive to make it able to boot right.

    Is this right? And how should I go about formatting it?

    Also, should I use bootcamp to boot it off of the external, if it is even possible?
    If not, what should I use?

    I am looking to be able to use both Windows and Mac (not at the same time), and I thought this would be a way to accomplish that.
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    Should work just fine, Windows installs to different drives and has dual booting. I would use Bootcamp as well.
  3. Imuny thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2011
    How would I go about doing this? Is there any kind of tutorial somewhere?

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