Parallels with vista from extern HD?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by msarway, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. msarway macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2007
    New York City
    Can i run Parallels with vista from an external hard drive io of the internal hd. and which is btter and eiser to use bootcamp or parallels
  2. andrewt1187 macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2007
    I run Vista 64 with VMware Fusion from an external disc so Parallels should too. Boot Camp generally uses internal drive (unless you know how to fool it). Although, using a virtual machine (like Parallels or Fusion) isn't recommended with Vista because it generally requires ~2GB to run nicely.
  3. user13 macrumors regular


    Dec 22, 2006
    I'm not sure, but I think Parallels will run Vista from removable hard drive. Check parallels official site. I think that they said something about external USB HDDS support. I'm sure the t Boot Camp won't.
    I still prefer to run XP via Parallels, it is much faster

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