[GUIDE] How to install windows 10 bootcamp on an external hdd or ssd
 
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shvetsky
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The latest win 10 ISO does not contain file \sources\install.wim

I suppose they replaced it by boot.wim

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chocomonsters
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blackforge
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Posted by: mklegend

Hi

My Win 10 (Creators) VM on parallels can't detect my external SSD and connecting it as a USB device directly, instead, it connects it as a network drive from Mac, therefore, diskpart won't detect it, although I modified parallels settings for connected USB devices in general and this external SSD in particular.

my external SSD is Raid SSD (NTFS) connected via TB3 interface.

is there anything I'm missing in this guide?

VMWare Fusion wouldn't mount my USB 3.1 external raid enclosure (in JBOD), but I was able to workaround it.  If your Mac can see/mount the drive, you can create a .vmdk that points to the raw disk and mount that in the VM instead and perform the steps above.

http://www.happymac.info/cms/knowledge-base/106-vmware-fusion-adding-a-raw-physical-disc.html

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vesper8
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boy this is proving much more difficult than anticipated!!!

first I tried to use Winclone which failed horribly.. just as it has failed me repeatedly every time I tried to use it in the past

then I did the above instructions from the internal bootcamp and it all seemed to work, but then when I finally tried to boot from my external SSD I got an error

then I thought the error might be due to me having an internal bootcamp install active.. so I removed that and tried to boot again.. but still getting the error

then I tried to repeat the process again in a VirtualBox Win10 VM (I did enable USB 3.0). The DISM process would always be very slow and would always crash.

Then I loaded up an old Windows desktop I had lying around and redid the above instructions and finally that did work!

I was now able to boot Win10 Anniversary on my external SSD.. yay

But then I tried for hours to update to Creators.. getting errors that the Microsoft Troubleshooter were able to fix.

Finally I got an error saying "Can't install Windows to a USB Flash Storage device using Setup" ... ??? WTF

So now I am starting all over again with the Windows Desktop but this time I will try to install the 1703 Creator's ISO directly even though Microsoft advises against it.

Has anyone had luck either upgrading from Anniversary to Creators on an External SSD? Or has had luck using the above instructions with the Creator's ISO ?

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hzusmani
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Hi i followed all the steps and i can see the efi partition on my mac when i hold the option button 

when i select the efi partition i get the blank screen and wont go further 

please advice

Thanks 

Hassan

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Parnaudfr
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Hi all,

For me I have Win 10 running on an external SSD with USB 3.1 on a late 2016 macbookPro TB with 4 TB3 ports.

Everything working very well!! Only one major issue, windows update keep refuse to install new version on an external USB disk. All security updates are installed, but no way to install os updates!!

I tried to download on the microsoft site the last version on another use disk an update my ssd, but same result, I am getting an error message saying that windows will not update an external usb disk!!

Any idea on how to keep win os updating?

Philippe.

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HZCTony
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Is there anyone can share a test video of integrating external ssd with win10 + MacBook pro with tb3 + egpu  if possible? 
I would like to see the above-mentioned video of  "MacBook tip: how to Install and Run Windows on an external USB drive- windows to go" add egpu setting & test

 

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VNGXR
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Win 10 Pro is now index 5 in the ISOs created with Media Creation Tool.
You can get indexes with this command:

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Eankssder
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Posted by: HACTony

Is there anyone can share a test video of integrating external ssd with win10 + MacBook pro with tb3 + egpu  if possible? 
I would like to see the above-mentioned video of  "MacBook tip: how to Install and Run Windows on an external USB drive- windows to go" add egpu setting & test

 

For those without any experience, this is an adventure , The last thing you want to see is a computer crash or data loss or even access to a computer , 

Before doing so that , you can browse through some tutorials on Google

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Luke Jones
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Can anyone help me? Following this guide but the windows 10 iso (Which says its for windows 10 pro and home) keeps installing windows 10 S and the only way to change version needs an internet connection but I can't access the internet because I can't run the bootcamp drivers setup.exe because its not from the windows app store.

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