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

    Jun 29, 2010
    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


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    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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