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I'm having problems creating the install disc. I have an SSD drive connected via Thunderbolt, this is not recognised by Bootcamp Assistant. I have also tried connecting it via USB, but this makes no difference. What do I need to do to get this to work?
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I'm having problems creating the install disc. I have an SSD drive connected via Thunderbolt, this is not recognised by Bootcamp Assistant. I have also tried connecting it via USB, but this makes no difference. What do I need to do to get this to work?
Are you trying a create a Windows install disc?

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Are you trying to install Windows on an External SSD?

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I'm trying a create a Windows install disc..

I intend to install Windows on my internal drive, but Bootcamp instructs you to use a thumb drive for the install 'disc' (if you have no optical drive). I'm hoping my external SSD can act as said thumb drive.
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I've never heard of anyone using an SSD but if it's going to work it needs to be connected by USB.

Does Disk Utility recognise the drive? How is it formatted?

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Thanks for the info, it encouraged me to try again. This time I removed the Thunderbolt cable (I was being lazy before) and it worked fine.
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