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

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    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

    Thanks
    Ron
     
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    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

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  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    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

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

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