rMBP Thunder Bolt Drive allows for External Boot of Windows 7?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by renosausage, May 14, 2013.

  1. renosausage macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2012
    The title states my question.

    Basically I want to know if a thunderbolt drive would allow me to boot windows 7 from that drive instead of my internal SSD on my rMBP.

    I read this in an article somewhere but I can't seem to find any information on it.

    Has anyone done this before and if so what drive did you use to do it?

    Thank You!
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    I never tried it but I highly doubt it.
    Windows cannot be booted from external drives in first place so it wont be able to.
    If you have VMware/Parallel you can, but bootcamp, no.
  3. renosausage thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2012
    I heard somewhere that a drive connected through thunderbolt is recognized as an internal drive by Windows 7.

    I wish had the funds to purchase one and test it out.

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