Using Windows XP on External Drive

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by sammyman, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible to not install windows on my internal mbp, and instead install it all on an external drive?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    It's possible, but not easy with an MBP. http://guides.macrumors.com/Boot_Camp_Windows_XP_On_External_Drive The guide requires you to remove the internal HDD during install, so an MB or Mac Pro is much easier.

    If you can live with virtualization (VMWare/Parallels) do that, and just put your image on the external.

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  3. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What about Windows Vista?
     

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