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    How To : Windows on external hdd
    Hi, I`ve just bought an external hdd(firewire) and made two partitions - one HFS, one MS-DOS. I have a disc with Windows XP SP2, and I need to install it on the external hdd and then be able to boot in windows. But I don`t want windows on my macbook`s hdd or any new partitions. Can anybody tell me please what is the best way to do this? thanks!

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    Feb 06, 2005
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    Here's what Apple says on their Boot Camp support page at

    With Boot Camp Beta 1.1 or later, yes, but you can install only one Windows partition on any of your computer volumes. The Setup Assistant will allow you to partition drives, or to install Windows XP on an entire drive if it does not contain Mac OS X. Note: You cannot install Windows XP on an external hard drive.

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