windows on exernal hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by rdsii64, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. rdsii64 macrumors regular

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    A co worker needs to take a class and his teacher will only allow work to be done with windows compatible software. His solution to the problem was to use bootcamp and install windows. His question is can he install windows on and external hard drive or does he have to partition the drive in his imac.
     
  2. Davmeister macrumors 6502

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    google boot camp external hd, im feeling lucky it and then look at post 4.
     
  3. rdsii64 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am not sure that will solve his delema. He doesn't need to read the external from osx. he needs to run windows from the external. Am I mis understanding something.
     
  4. Davmeister macrumors 6502

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    I see. I am pretty sure Boot Camp only allows you to partition the main Macintosh HD to put bootcamp on, but I may be wrong. As in, you can only run windows from your main HD.
     

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