Bootcamp - booting windows

Discussion in 'macOS' started by whistler222, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. whistler222 macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2007
    Is booting windows using bootcamp a true Dual Boot?
    meaning, am i booting OSX, and booting windows within it?

    to better clarify

    let's say i install Mac OSX in Harddisk 1. Windows Vista in HD 2.. HD3 is for data.

    If i removed HD1, can i still boot windows?

  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    No, you are booting Windows by itself. Not sure about boot order in the case of HD 1 being removed, that might be dependent on the EFI partition present on the first drive. So, it is a true dual-boot, you're not booting Windows within OS X—but I'm not sure about how EFI handles the pass-off to BIOS emulation mode and what's required in terms of stuff in firmware vs. stuff in the EFI partition on the HD.

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