Can I Install Windows 7 on this hard drive?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by vjicecool, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. vjicecool macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2010
    Hey guys
    I have a question
    I have an external hard drive, i partitioned it into two half
    One half i use it as a regular hard drive for mac which is mac extended journal formatted, Other half is fat formatted. Will i be able to install Windows 7 on the Fat formatted part of the hard drive. I have Macbook air 2012 model. If you guys find any articles pls share
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    No, you need an NTFS formatted volume to install Windows 7 onto and also know, that you cannot install Windows 7 on an external HDD that easily (probably some guides can be found via "mac install windows on external hdd"), but if you find a way, the HFS+ (Mac OS Extended) partition needs to go during the reformat.


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