Install windows 7 on Mac os with VMware on External HD

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dhruvkup, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. dhruvkup macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2010
    Hi guys,
    I am thinking about buy new macbook Pro.
    i know i can install Windows OS using bootcamp on Same HD.
    but i want to use External HD.
    i was wondering like is there anyway to install windows os on external drive with VMWare fusion if yes then please advise me

  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    Yes, VMware fusion will do this, during the setup, you can tell the installer where you want a particular VM stored - it can be on another entire disk.
  3. dhruvkup thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2010
  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Just know that you're only storing a virtual machine file on the external. You can use that file in Fusion, but it won't be bootable by your Mac like a Bootcamp partition would be.
  5. abbaskywalker macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2009
    does this installisation(install to an external disk) requires hfs+ file system?

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