I got: extHD (osx formatted), win7.iso, should I use refit?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jayo123456, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. jayo123456 macrumors regular

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    I'm trying to get windows working on a mba.

    I don't have a usb key.

    I got an external HDD formatted for OSX, that I use to keep music and files on. There's a 50gb unformatted partition on it. I want to use that unused partition be the bootable drive of win7.



    Can that be done?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Doubtful. On Macs you essentially have two choices without using a SuperDrive.

    1) Install from the ISO via Parallels or Fusion.
    2) Create a throwaway partition on the internal drive for this purpose.

    I think on the new MBA 1) has a better chance of being useful.

    See this thread for more info http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=601414

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