Install windows 7 on Mac os with Parallel Desktop om External HDD

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Hi Guys,
I got New Macbook Pro and i bought Parallel Desktop 5 .
Now how can i install windows 7 on External HDD using PD5.

Any Idea.

Please Advise me

Ron
 

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I don't believe you can without some sort of hack. Windows has been designed by Microsoft to not install on a removable device. That has to do more with copy protection and activation and not the OS itself. However, there are hacks around that will allow Windows to be installed on a removable device. And I really don't know what effect if any using Parallels will have on it.

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Its my understanding that you can place that Virtual Machine file on any drive. I use VMWare Fusion and i have my VM of Windows 7 on an external drive. Now granted it only works on this mac and this mac alone but it doesn't take up any of my onboard HDD.
 

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Yeah, that will probably work but it would be slow. Windows without Fusion or Parallels will not install to an external drive.

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Thanks Guys,
That what i though of the only reason i dont want to install Windows on Same HDD as mac os it will slow.
 
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I'm running Windows 7 on Parallels on external drive

I've had my Mac about a year now and I'm running Windows 7 thru Parallels virtual drive on an external drive. It's a little slow loading, but nothing major and I have no problems using the software once it's up.

I would like to try to move to the jump drive and am trying to discover how to accomplish that.

If I can find my old instructions, I will post here.
 

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