forcing windows to install on mbp external screen

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by StephenNettles, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. StephenNettles macrumors newbie

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    So here's the issue. My macbook pro works totally fine except for the screen...which is busted. This is totally fine since i use it with an external monitor. The problem comes when I try to install windows on a boot camp partition.... the windows installer will only use the internal screen and i can't install since i can't see the screen to answer questions... I tried using an unattended install but even those require minimal input and don't work. So... is there any way I can force it to use the external screen for the install? (or any other solution i haven't thought of yet)
     
  2. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    I guess you already heard about a virtual computer like Parallels, VMWare Fusion or Sun's virtual box.

    You could also try (just a wild guess) to access your hard drive with target disk mode and install bootcamp from another mac (borrow a friends or something like that) onto your mac's hard drive. Don't know if that'll work though.
     

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