Bootcamp Questions

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Jblack4083, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Jblack4083 macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2007
    With bootcamp, what is the minimum partition size? Also can I use an external hard drive as my windows partition. When I unplug the hard drive does that affect the computer even though Bootcamp is not in use. Can I use an external drive as my windows partition for Parallels?
  2. M@lew macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    I don't think there's a minimum partition size, it just needs to be big enough to hold Windows. Also you can install it on your external, but unless it's Firewire, it's going to be really slow and unusable.
  3. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    Actually, windows won't boot (or even install, for that matter) off of a Firewire drive. It should, however, run just fine off of a USB 2.0 drive.

    See here

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