Windows10 is successfully running through the VM but when I restart my computer and hold down options the only option I am given is to select the mac startup disk and my wifi network. Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: You are posting a reply to: Obviously there was an error, drivers don’t think, but the people who wrote them do. Answers that don’t include explanations may be removed. This is an advanced process with quite a few pitfalls that can trip you up.

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I had to eject the external drive remain plugged in and eject and actually unplug the external drive a bunch of times until I was able create the virtual environment using the bootcamp.

I can’t fathom how the Boot Camp drivers think it’s a good idea to not just install all drivers needed for proper operation of the hardware, but apparently so.

Once the installation completes, all your Apple hardware, including wireless windkws and mice, should be working. Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: All replies Drop Down menu. Partition the external hard drive to have 2 partitions: We can do this because in the previous step, we mapped the external drive to a VirtualBox virtualized disk.


Wired keyboard and mouse. Else you might get an access denied error.

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Proffitt Forum moderator May 27, 7: When you create that tiny sliver on your MacBook, Bootcamp re-wraps the operating systems in a way beyond my understanding. BleepToBleep 3 4. The Windows VM you create uses a virtualized connection bootcam your external drive. Works well from an external drive and has the advantage that you can start the image from any computer that has the software installed. Unfortuantely I didn’t get it to work.

Trackpad and bluetooth are still not working. Tanks for everyone who can help!

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Do not install on your internal Mac drive. VirtualBox virtualization app available for free. Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: Go ahead and format the whole drive using the Format button, after selecting your external Thunderbolt partition. It is possible, but it’s not straight forward. I went through all the steps, regardless now I realize, I had done something possibly wrong. Could it be that the hardware is not compatible and needs drivers?

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From then on it was clear sailing. I also tried Windows 7 installer with the same problem — the drive stops responding. Obviously there was an error, drivers don’t think, but the people who wrote them do.

The official instructions explain this aindows not only not supported, but not achievable without modifying the code or the install steps. When it does, your Mac will restart with the normal Mac OS. Hey Daniel, I got the same errors, make sure the external drive is still unmounted ejected when trying to run the virtual machine. Mac OS X is designed to be bootable from external drives, Windows is designed to fail when that is attempted.

Have finally been able to install win 10 pro. Which one is undefined.