Using one TB windows disk to boot multiple macs

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by austinpike, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. austinpike macrumors 6502

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    A buddy of mine wants to be able to boot a Macbook pro and and iMac with one Windows 7 installation on an external Thunderbolt drive.

    I've installed Windows 8 to an external TB drive for use with a new Mac Pro, and that works fine. My question is, how upset is Windows going to be with regards to licensing/drivers when swapped between two systems?

    My assumption is isn't a great idea, but maybe the hardware and drivers are similar enough that it could work?
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Activation won't allow this, and the hardware isn't identical, so there will be problems.
     
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    You will surely need other methods to run Windows like this.
    From Windows 8, Microsoft introduces a new "Windows to go" mode, allowing users to install Windows on supported USB3.0 hard drive, and carry this installation anywhere within a whole organisation. Unfortunately, this feature is limited to Windows 8/8.1/10 enterprise SKU.
     

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