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skullcandy365 01-12-2008 06:56 PM

install xp on external hdd
i have a 120 gb external hdd that id like to install windows on it so i can boot into it on my ibook. how do i go about doing this? also, will it work even though im using a G3 iBook, 800 Mhz? if i go into Startup Disk under System Preferences i can select which system i want to use to start up the computer.

smartyMAC 01-13-2008 04:08 AM

Booting windows off external disks needs a bit of trick. I am not sure if they have been tried on Macs.

RNDdave 01-13-2008 06:03 AM

I don't think it's possible to boot into Windows from the PPC processors I think you'd need one of the newer Intel chips before you could even consider this as an option.

Not 100% sure but I'd say maybe 90% sure that only Intel based macs can boot into Windows.

goobimama 01-13-2008 07:12 AM

Yep. PPC macs can't boot Windows so the question ends there. To add to that it's really difficult to install Windows on an external hard drive (Cause Windows has to have all that MBR stuff, including C: and stuff.)

northy124 01-13-2008 08:27 AM

It isn't that hard to install windows on an external HDD if you use USB2.0 or firewire 800 you would be fine, Only you can't do it as you have a PPC iBook so sorry

goobimama 01-13-2008 08:56 AM

^^ You might providing some links on how to do it? The last guide I read had a lot of 'stuff' that one had to do...

northy124 01-13-2008 02:25 PM

I don't have a guide and i haven't got it on my external drive my mate has(Got stolen copy of Vista Ultimate:)) i'll ask him how he did it or find a good/easy to read guide

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