External hard drive as Windows?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sevencities89, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. sevencities89 macrumors newbie

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    Is this possible?

    I've got a spare external hard drive and would be great if I could put Windows 7 on it.
     
  2. tekkierich macrumors member

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    No can do. This is more a limitation of Windows than anything else. Windows does not support booting from firewire or USB due to how they load their drivers.
     
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    While you can't boot from an external HD.

    However, you could use VMware Fusion or Parallels to run via virtualization which might serve your needs.
     

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