Installing Windows on seperate internal HD

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by rsted222, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. rsted222, Oct 9, 2016
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    rsted222 macrumors regular

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    I have a 2012 Mac Mini (i5) and was thing about putting in another internal hard drive to run Windows 10. Would that be the smartest way to have both OS and Windows on one Mac?
     
  2. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    It's the best way. Minimal risk of data loss resulting from either OS corrupting the partition table.

    Worse case, you lose one or the other OS, not both, if something goes wrong in either OS.

    I've had Mac OS glitches corrupt a boot camp partition before. Now I keep them on isolated drives.
     
  3. rsted222 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for responding. Will it be easy to ditch from one os to another?
     
  4. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    To switch from one OS to the other you just hold down the option key during startup. You'll get a menu to choose which one you want to boot.
     

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