This week I managed to install Windows 10 Pro on an external drive using WinToUSB through a Virtual Machine. That resulted in a perfectly functional and responsive Windows installation which I can start from my Mac. Problem is, I originally wanted to do this with my Samsung T5 SSD, which I partitioned to welcome Windows on one half. But the virtual machine couldn’t recognise the partitioned disk, unfortunately, no matter what I did.
So this is my current situation:
- External Toshiba HDD with bootable, working Windows 10 Pro.
- External Samsung T5 SSD with two partitions, one for use on Mac, one for the Boot Camp-to-be.
I’m planning to buy Winclone to clone Windows 10 Pro from the external HDD and into the SSD for gaming purposes. It is technically a Boot Camp installation, with supporting drivers, EFI and everything, but I’m not sure if the Volume-To-Volume migration will work between external drives. Any chance you may be able to help me with that? Do you think it will work?
I have found the article on Twocanoes’ website about migrating Boot Camp to an external drive, but that procedure covers only a ‘proper’ Boot Camp installation which is sitting on the internal drive. This is not the case, and I’m worried it might not work properly. My case is so specific I couldn’t find anything similar on the Internet.
Thank you so much for your help!