Booting from External hard drive

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

  1. Theubi macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    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

    jav6454

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    Why not upgrade the HDD inside your Mac? It'll be much easier than to carry an extra one.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes.

    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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