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Boot Camp: Install XP on External Hard Drive?
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Dec 1, 2007, 10:14 PM
 
I need to install Windows on my Intel Macbook for one reason... to run a decent version Quicken. But i have only about 20 gigs left on my internal drive.

So my question is: Can i buy an external drive and use Boot Camp to install XP on the external drive?

Other Questions:

1. Can i boot XP to an external drive
2. Buy a Firewire or USB Drive
4. How big to make the windows partition (i will use the balance for backup and storage)

Any help is appreciated
     
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Dec 1, 2007, 10:23 PM
 
here's an article about it: Booting Windows XP From An External Drive - Mac Guides

Some mucking around involved.

You'd be better off in the long run upgrading your internal drive. On the Macbook, it is extremely easy.

However, you can easily run a Windows virtual machine (e.g., one from VMware Fusion or Parallels) from an external drive.
     
   
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