Someone already asked this question but accepted an answer to use bootcamp instead: Can I run Windows 7 from a USB stick on a MacBook Pro?
I am still interested in the original question... can I install Windows 7/8 onto a USB memory stick, and can I then use this to boot my MacBook so I have a quick way to run Windows without modifying the target machine? Useful if I need to borrow a Mac for instance, or don't have the space to install Windows on the Mac hard-drive.
I'm sure W8 has some functionality for this area, but there seem to be two sub-questions...
- How to install Windows onto the memory stick
- Will the Macbook boot from it?