View Full Version : Running windows from external boot disk.

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?

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

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

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


Googling a bit will find other methods too.


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

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

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