Bootcamp on Second HDD

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Rellikard, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Rellikard macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2010
    So I'm thinking of installing an SSD caddy in my 2010 15" MBP and wanted to use Bootcamp. But if I remember correctly, using Bootcamp, you have to partition the drive your MacOS is on to install which I wouldn't want to do since I'll be using an 80GB SSD. Is there anyway I can tell Bootcamp to use another internal SATA HDD instead of my SSD?
  2. balamw Moderator


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    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
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    You don't need to use Boot Camp Assistant in these configurations. Just hold Alt on boot to boot from the Windows install disc and proceed from there.

    If you do need to split the second drive, you can do so manually in Disk Utility. I would recommend dedicating the drive if possible.


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