I have Mac OS installed via an external SSD on my iMac, bootcamp?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MartinAppleGuy, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    How do I get bootcamp assistant to partition the SSD rather than my internal HDD when deciding how much space I want to use for windows? I just want to install windows on a 50GB partition on my external SSD and have the other 450GB of the SSD for Mac OS (and my internal HDD used for backups...).
  2. Lunder89 macrumors 6502


    Oct 16, 2014
    If you want to do that, you don't need Boot-camp assistant.
    Hold down the OPTION key before the apple logo show up during boot, release it and select your Windows media.
    You need to create your windows media yourself, and to download the drivers for your mac, open boot camp assistant and select the Action menu in the menu bar (Not sure if that is an accurate translation from my system), and from that manu you can download the driver package.

    When you boot from windows, you should be able to partition it the way you want. Leave the space you want for macOS unpartitioned, and let Disk utility handle it.

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