Can I install Windows 7 beta on SD card and dual boot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HiFiGuy528, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    I have the new 13" MBP with SD card slot. I just bought a 32gb SD card for $25. Can I install Windows 7 on the SD and boot from it on the Mac? Do all the drivers work? Do I have to use BootCamp?
  2. macuser154 macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2009
    I just read that the SD card slot runs on USB. You can't install Windows on a USB drive without some hacks.
  3. helllordkb macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2008
    Hoping someone has tried this boot windows 7 from sd card idea

    I was just wondering if after more then a year anyone has tried this?

    I got a new Macbook Pro Core i7 and Id love to be able to boot Windows 7 or Ubuntu 10.10, each stored on a SD or SDHC card, most likely 32 or 64GB. I've read a number of forum posts, how to's, etc. but i have seen some mixed answers.

    Even if it worked im wondering if the read/write speed would be anywhere fast enough to be usefull when compared to a hard drive? even with a High Quality extra fast SDHC card?

    Thank you in advance for any thoughts/feedback.
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    No, and it Windows will shut itself down every 2 hours.

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