Running windows 7 on external HDD from a MBP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by drummerdimitri, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. drummerdimitri macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2008
    Hello guys,

    I was just wondering if it would be possible to install and run windows 7 from my external HDD with my MacBook Pro. Bootcamp will only allow me to use the internal hard disk to do so. Is there a way around this?

  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
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    You could try the approach mentioned there. Install OSX to the external, make that the boot drive and try boot camp from there.

    I doubt it will work, but you have little to lose.


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