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i am a video person and i have lots of external harddrives. I haave 1 FW800, 2 FW400s, and i am waiting for the external SATA. All my harddrives are self powered and do not rely on the FW for power. Is there any way to partition and load windows and boot this way, as to not have to partition my limited Macbook pro's limited HD space?

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At this stage the procedure requires installing both XP and OS X on the same drive.

However, you could use a smallish partition to install XP on (say, 6GB) and use an external FireWire/USB 2.0 drive for your data.

(If you install MacDrive on XP, you'll be able to read HFS formatted drives, so both the Mac and "PC" could use the same data.)





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