Installing windows to an external Harddrive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Volkstaia, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Volkstaia macrumors regular

    Volkstaia

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    I want to install it to an exrernal HDD, but bootcamp won't let me. The HDD is USB 3.0, so it should run fine, and I want a solution, not people ******** in my cheerios asking why or just telling me to go get another harddrive or suck it up and partition.
     
  2. Alphabetize macrumors 6502

    Alphabetize

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    Hm... you could try installing OS X on the external hard drive, then booting up off of that drive, then making a Boot Camp partition on that one... if that makes sense. I'm not sure if that'll work though, and it's a bit complicated.
     
  3. Volkstaia thread starter macrumors regular

    Volkstaia

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    That's all fine and good, but when I restart my computer I just get a black screen. And can I delete the 20GB partition after I install windows to the external drive?
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Yes if you use the built in BootCamp application and tell it to reclaim that space (after you backup any important data on the Windows partition).
     

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