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

    Nov 10, 2012
    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

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

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