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Install Windows 7 to a partiton on an external drive?

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Hey,

I'm trying to do this, does anyone know how? It doesn't seem to let me... I thought perhaps do it on the internal drive and then clone it to the partition on the external?
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Issue is that if your external drive is usb it wont be picked up untill windows loads. If he using e-SATA then i dont see why you couldnt. But for all means. Your far better off having the os on a internal drive. You cant set the boot preferance for an external harddrive since it isnt shown in the bios.
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Issue is that if your external drive is usb it wont be picked up untill windows loads. If he using e-SATA then i dont see why you couldnt. But for all means. Your far better off having the os on a internal drive. You cant set the boot preferance for an external harddrive since it isnt shown in the bios.
It's connected via FireWire, will that work?

Well, I'm shifting everything over to an external as I'm getting ready to sell my primary machine. I've already got Mac OS on it, and I'm trying to put Windows on it too. It's only temporary.

I'm not worried about boot preference, EFI works fine. I've set it to boot to my OS X partition.
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