Install Windows on MacBook Pro using External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Rover-dude, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Rover-dude macrumors newbie

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    Nov 10, 2012
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    Hey y'all,
    I am going to school for Systems and Networking Support and almost all of my studies are in Windows, but my main computer is a Late 2011 MacBook Pro, and I have a low end Windows XP, which is painfully slow, I use. However, I have a 1TB External Hard Drive, so instead of using Boot Camp, could I Install Windows on this External Drive and just boot from the External Drive when I want to run Windows?

    Just curious, I could use Boot Camp, but using the External Drive seems more attractive to me.
     
  2. Edie Brickell macrumors member

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    Apr 22, 2010
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    No you can't boot from an external drive, only via bootcamp is possible.
     

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