Booting Windows from USB

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by willie1292, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. willie1292 macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011
    Is it possible to clone a windows installation (for instance from Parallels) and boot from it on my MacBookPro? I recently cloned my MacHarddrive and it would be really useful to be able to run windows from a usb.
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    You have two parts to your question.

    V2P (VM to Physical/native) is possible, but non-trivial. You are on your own to get it to work.

    USB native boot is a non-starter. It might be possible over Thunderbolt, but no one I am aware if has demonstrated it.


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