Booting from External hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Theubi, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Theubi macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2013

    I just had my Macbook's hdd cloned to an external hard drive. I booted the one on the external hard drive and it worked fine. I was wondering if it's possible to keep it that way and install a windows on the macbook's internal hdd. Would it still be possible to access the cloned Mac OS on the external hard drive if I do that?

    Conversely, can I have a Windows OS booted from an external hard drive using a Mac?

    Just curious. Been wanting to do this for a long time now. My macbook is the 2007 version so the total internal hdd is just 80gb.
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Why not upgrade the HDD inside your Mac? It'll be much easier than to carry an extra one.
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010

    No, even when not using a Mac.

    MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD

    the guide includes:
    • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
    • 1. Getting a new HDD
    • 2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
    • 3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD
    • 4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)

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