Moving Windows HD over via internal HD enclosure.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by JustinW, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. JustinW macrumors member


    Jul 29, 2008
    Recently, I have made a full switch over to all Mac computers :) But...
    Some games I play require Windows and it would be nice to have them on tap, so I have considered running Windows on my new iMac with parallels.
    I was wondering if I pulled the internal hard drive with Windows installed from my old PC and installed it into an inclosure and ran it into my Mac, what would happen?
    I'm sorry if this is a ridiculous question, but I figured I'd ask before pulling the poor old PC apart for a potential surgical fail.
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    You wouldn't be able to boot from it if that's what your after ?
  3. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Besides not being able to boot from the external hard drive, you probably would not want to run most games from either Parallels or Fusion. For best results, create a partition for Windows using Boot Camp and run your Windows games natively.


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