You might get a driver missing error or something to that effect. There are plenty instruction for this. The problem is most likely you did in incorrectly. However, Rufus has several drawbacks. Re-installing Windows will automatically make your system much faster and more efficient.
A search on the forums and Google leads me to believe it's possible, but it's not easy. Or does it even have to be thunderbolt to get the best performance? What should be backed up? The guide does have a few mistakes and forgotten steps so use the corrected version provided by one of the commenters. I think I can get it to boot, but Windows won't install when I have multiple thunderbolt devices connected, or even to an external drive at all, due to the way Windows installation works. They are really upset and annoyed. Once you do it's as easy as Disk Utilities. If you need to restore a system or data from a backup, do you know how to do it? Here's the video: Thanks Far too long of a process in my opinion.
Are the above 4 items that SaSaSushi recommended still the best choice? When I'm at my house, when I go to my grandmother's, or to a friend's place: I just simple plug that portable storage device, change the boot priority, and turn on the system and viola! Mac users are not familiar with all this stuff but two are required and it is like using Mac's own Disk Utils. Worked like a charm in a few minutes without any problems. Select your Language, Time and Keyboard method then click Next. Select Windows To Go Creator in the left pane. Has anyone done this and if so do you have any advice? I do download Bootcamp drivers and install them after the Windows installation so everything bluetooth, wi-fi, etc. If you have a Windows 10 product key, you can proceed to enter it.
I believe I'm giving up! The laptop computer is lost or stolen, a computer virus infection or a failure of your hard drive can all destroy the most important things you care about on your laptop. I've tried at least 6 different methods and cannot get Win10 Pro 64 to boot externally. Also, could you post the output from the Terminal application commands diskutil list and diskutil cs list. And the download link for the Bootcamp Support Software is no longer valid so I used Brigadier to obtain the correct version for my MacBook. Click Install now Windows 10 setup will prompt you for a product key during installation a couple times.
This is what I have done to make it work. Sounds easy but takes a while to fathom out the interface I know. Command line operation costs much more time, and it is a little bit complex for most users because it contains more details during the installing process. This is so I can, once Windows is finally installed, I quit it and reboot to the Mac. After that, you can install programs, copy files, etc.
Setup will also prompt you to select the edition you have a license for - Home or Pro. Open iSumsoft Cloner, and choose Restore option on the left side. Choose the Backup option in the left pane. I can tell you fro m personal experience is that installing a Crucial drive 1tb inmy case is a super simple process but you difinitely need to read their docs and may need they image copy utility from Acronis in my case. For almost all laptop computer users, the most important information you should back up is any information that cannot be replaced. Original post: posted in February 2015 - way before Simphax's and Orkoden's answers which were most likely ripped off my original post on MacRumors. I bought a three button mouse too.
Quick and easy and it doesn't require a Windows computer. It works excellent on all efi supported macbooks. It takes some time to install. After this is complete, Windows will restart one last time. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk.
I've posted this before but in less detail: This for Mac folks not familiar with using Windows commands or would rather not. Also, what can be expect from Windows 10 running off an external disk. Hi, i have Dell laptop - inspiron 15 series 3000. I'm taken directly to a screen telling me that a new Windows partition will be created. If slow then it could be a formatting issue. The page appears to be providing accurate, safe information.