possible to install windows on external hard drive??/

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nadasive, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Nadasive macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys, im just wondering is it possible to Install Windows XP on my external HDD and run it from the HDD on my macbook pro??

    Its a 90GB HDD that used to be internal until i switched it out for a faster HDD.
    Its currently in a Casing and is connected to my MacBook Pro through USB2.0.


    Anything would be awesome, Thanls
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    Should work, just hold the Option key at boot and the drive should be seen as a bootable device.

    This holds true only for a Boot Camped Windows install, and an Intel Mac (both of which are tied together in this requirement).
     
  3. Nadasive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When I hold the option key on boot it only shows my Internal HDD. Doesn't show my External HDDs

    and is there a way that i can do it without removing my internal HDD?
     

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