My dilemma is I need a full install Windows 7 for my 2008 MacBookPro's Bootcamp to install Windows. Win 8 won't work, it says Win 7 ONLY. Question.... I have an external drive. How do I install Windows onto it, and will Win 8 work? I need Windows for two lousy programs that I have otherwise I wouldn't bother. Oh yea, I'm gonna need a walk thru! Any help is greatly appreciated. Oh. Almost forgot. I have Parallels installed and have Vista on it. My one program will NOT run in a VPN. I've been online with tech support for that program and they say no to the VPN, so that option is out.