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Is it possible to have windows installed onto an external HD while using bootcamp or one of the VM's such as Fusion or Parallels?
It would be nice to be able to bring my "windows" computer with me and just plug it into a mac at home or at my office.
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Is it possible to have windows installed onto an external HD while using bootcamp or one of the VM's such as Fusion or Parallels?
It would be nice to be able to bring my "windows" computer with me and just plug it into a mac at home or at my office.
You can't install Windows to an external drive with Boot Camp. As for a virtual machine, you can store that anywhere you please.


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