Install Windows on Boot Camp Using External USB Optical Drive?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by KPERI, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. KPERI macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2008
    Is possible to install Windows 7 on Boot Camp Using External USB Optical Drive??
    My internal optical drive not working!!
    I have 20'' imac 2.4Ghz.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. balamw Moderator


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    Aug 16, 2005
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    Yes assuming your external is recognized as bootable. You can also make a copy of the DVD on a USB thumb drive using tools from Microsoft.
  3. KPERI thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2008
    ''The solution, I discovered after months of posting across various Mac forums, is to use rEFIt ( Install rEFIt, then be sure to restart your MacBook Pro TWICE (via the Mac OS X restart function). On the second restart the eEFIt menu will appear and, provided your external USB optical drive is connected with the Windows bootable install disc, you can now choose to boot from the Windows install disc and install to the Boot Camp partition you should have already created.''


    But nothing!!!!
    No boot from DVD!!!!!!!!!!
    The DVD option appears normally ,but not boot from it!!!!!!!!!!!
    Help pls....................

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