Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Questions.

  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jul 07, 2010
    Hey guys.

    I've been thinking about buying a seperate, blank USB hard-drive.

    Would it be possible to somehow install Windows 7 onto that, and plug that in whenever I want to use bootcamp? And then install games onto the same hard drive that I want to run in Windows?


  2. #2

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    Windows last time checked will not install on an external drive. Maybe you could put the HDD inside your computer whatever it may be, install whatever OS you are using and using Bootcamp install Windows 7.

    Always helps if you provide model and operating system details.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

  3. #3

    robduckyworth's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2011
    Reading, UK
    15" MBP, 2.5GHz i7, 750GB, 6770M 1GB, iPad 3, iPhone 4, custom PC
    even if it would let you run windows from an external, it would be sloooooooooow. especially for games.

    bootcamp is the winner here.
    If you find a post helpful, don't forget to use the reputation system (top right of post.)
    Join us in the IRC! How? Add me on Steam, Origin or PSN (Vita): robduckyworth

  4. #4

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    harry is correct. Windows can not be booted from an external hard drive as that is a design by Microsoft to thwart piracy. Even if you somehow got it on the external, it would not activate.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Switch to Mac - questions, questions
    By bscrabble in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-29-2013, 07:43 AM
  2. Switch to Mac - questions, questions
    By bscrabble in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-28-2013, 10:40 AM
  3. Mac book questions and general questions.
    By tennis100 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-27-2011, 09:30 PM
  4. Leopard 10.6, Blackberry Storm, iSync, Questions, I've Got Questions
    By hookbill in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-20-2009, 11:19 AM
  5. questions about how to save edits in Aperture (and a few other questions)
    By Doug b in forum Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-10-2008, 11:24 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts