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    windows on externat HD
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by msharp View Post
    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.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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