installing windows 7 on usb hard drive and boot on mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by koopa35, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. koopa35 macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I need a lil help for a buddy of mines. he wants to install windows 7 on a usb hdd and boot on a mac. he doesnt have a windows machine just the os. all im asking is for a few basic pointers on how to get this done.

    edit: he just told me he has a win 7 iso
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    Burn the iso to a dvd, put it in the superdrive, and run the bootcamp assistant. You don't need to install windows to a separate usb drive.
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    More importantly, you can't. There is no reliable way to get Windows 7 to work on a USB drive, unlike XP.


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