Is it possible to intall a bootcamp partition on an external drive on a MBP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by elgrecomac, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. elgrecomac macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    San Diego
    I have a MBP and would like to use a bootable, OSX loaded external drive to install windows 7 via bootcamp. Is this possible? If so how?

    Thank you!
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Bootcamp only works on the internal boot drive. There are ways to do it on external, but it is way complicated and I wouldn't try it myself.
  3. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    not really that difficult use CarbonCopyCloner to clone your current windows partition HDD to your external.. then take the partition out of your main drive when SL comes around.

    pretty easy
  4. bowmasters macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2009

    CCC doesn't copy windows partitions... Aside from that there are all sorts of other problems when it comes to booting windows from an external that require modifying some boot parameters inside files within the installation CD itself.
  5. aiterum macrumors 6502


    Nov 17, 2007
    United States
    if you need to copy a windows partition you could use "WinClone"

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