Can i install windows 7 on a harddrive and be able to boot using MBPRO

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by theMilesP, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. theMilesP macrumors newbie

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    See thread title

    I don't wanna waste space on my mbpro hdd
     
  2. celticpride678

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    I'm not exactly sure what you mean, but I think you're asking if you install Windows 7 on your Mac's hard drive, if you can still boot into Mac OS X.

    If that's it, yes.
     
  3. theMilesP thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry I should have put boot off windows from an external hard drive rather than installing windows by using bootcamp
     
  4. celticpride678

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    Answer is still yes.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Windows doesn't boot from external hard drives; Microsoft has code to prevent it so that people don't share licenses.
     
  6. theMilesP thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great. Is it easy to do this?
     
  7. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    You can only boot off of windows from a CD (install CD/DVD) or from an internal connection (internal HDD).
     
  8. theMilesP thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well that sucks. I don't wanna use bootcamp because then i will always be asked to choose an OS everytime I start up
     

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