Can / does Parallels run vista ok off an external HD

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by TomGoon, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. TomGoon macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I just ordered Parallels but haven't yet ordered any Windows versions or extra hardware, but I'm thinking I would probably like to get another usb HD (to match my existing one for time machine), and a copy of vista.

    So will Parallels work as advertised (on my mac desktop) if I base vista on an external drive? What problems will this cause? (speed, interconnectivity etc)

    I've found a few guides and threads suggesting that XP is not keen on running externally, so just looking for the best solution. I have no real problem with just partitioning my internal drive, but I like the sound of a separate drive more. And I love spending money on things I don't need. :eek:

    Any thoughts much appreciated :)
     
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  3. TomGoon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But i need the cross os integration that parallels apparently does better.

    It's here now anyway. It took less than 18 hours to make it to my house. Still wrapped though since I don't have a copy of windows yet, so original questions still stand I guess! :)
     

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