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gallet
26th February 2008, 12:43 PM
My brain is fried and I'm having trouble thinking this one through. A friend of mine just got an intel macbook pro and I thought that I may be able to somehow use it to run a Windows app that I need.

But I don't want to put my junk on his computer so I was wondering if it is somehow possible to me to get a small external drive and boot from that.

Do I need to first install OSX on the external then use Bootcamp to create another partition for Windows. Is this the right way to go about this?

Wally
26th February 2008, 12:45 PM
Use something like Vmware Fusion or Parallels, that should work from an external drive.

purana
26th February 2008, 12:48 PM
BootCamp Assistant wont work on external disks :)

MacDave
26th February 2008, 01:54 PM
There are ways to install Windows on a USB drive, such as the one outlined here:

http://tubeshards.wordpress.com/2006/12/05/install-windows-to-a-macintosh-usb-drive/

Googling a bit will find other methods too.

Dave

gallet
26th February 2008, 06:06 PM
Now my eyeballs are bleeding. I'll give parallels a go. Cheers.

Wally
26th February 2008, 06:49 PM
Try both :P

I think you'll find one is better than the other