Installing Bootcamp on USB?

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MacBook Pro
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Hi, I saw a few guides on how to install Windows bootcamp on an external hard drive instead of partitioning Macbook's internal drive. Would it be possible to the same on a USB?

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Macbook Pro 13" 2017

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Probably this is possible. As the tag mentioned MacBook assuming you wanted to install windows (version is not mentioned) via usb bootcamp. For this mechanism, you have to know what are requirements. First of all, Mac which supports booting from a usb device. One USB 3.0 SSD, one more flash drive for storing bootcamp drivers over to windows (assuming) & software like virtualbox and capability of understanding the whole process of installing the system. For more help, you can link here: https://support.apple.com/en-in/guide/bootcamp-assistant/install-windows-on-your-older-mac-bcmp09f5f773/mac
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  • ToddN2000
    I suppose it's possible as long as the USB drive is large enough capacity wise. I don't think there would be a reason an external USB HD would work and a thumb drive would not. 
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  • garrettb214
    I believe this could work but you would need to make sure that the USB Drive that you would use would be large enough and fast enough to handle running macOS on it. A USB-C flash drive would be ideal because USB-C is much faster than USB 3.0. You would somehow need to format it in Disk Utility to allow it to work as an "internal hdd". I don't believe Boot Camp Assistant would natively allow you to install to a USB. Hope this helps.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    For this purpose you can use 130 Mbps 64 GB or high capacity flash drive/USB drive. Also check for USB 2.0/3.0.
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