Bootcamp and external USB 3.0 drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zaius55, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. zaius55 macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to use bootcamp to install Windows 7 on an external USB 3.0 drive? I bought a USAP enclosure recommended here (works great on the mac mini) and would like to put windows 7 on a different drive and boot windows 7 from bootcamp. I have a 15 Retina with the 650m card.

    THanks!
    Bob
     
  2. Freyqq, Jun 30, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2014

    Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Windows 8 Enterprise only. Windows 7 does not support boot from USB. Thunderbolt hard drives might work, as it is on the PCIe bus just like the internal SSD.
     
  3. zaius55 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I tried to install directly from the DVD and it says windows 8 cannot be installed on an external drive. Can you point me to some tutorials on how to accomplish this?

    Thanks!
     

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