Running Windows from Externally Connected Drive

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Tomar, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Tomar macrumors member

    May 21, 2008

    I have an internal hard drive that was pulled from my deceased PC. It has windows installed and I wanted to know if I could use it with either Boot Camp and/or VMWare Fusion. I am currently tethering the drive using a USB hard drive adaptor. If this can be done, could someone walk me through the steps?

  2. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
    Ditch the crappy USB connection and use firewire instead.
  3. Tomar thread starter macrumors member

    May 21, 2008
  4. thecrackerjack macrumors member

    May 3, 2008
    I have done a similar old windows booted on Mac using Parallels.

    All I did was follow the wizard from Parallels and it found the windows install and then booted it, installed all its drivers etc and it worked fine.

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