I am trying to basically add a Windows 10 bootable system to an external hard drive because I haven't the space on my internal to do it. I have a mid-2013 MB Pro running Sierra.
So I tried the steps here: https://9to5mac.com/2017/08/31/how-windows-10-mac-boot-camp-external-drive-video/
Problem was, the screens didn't match -- I didn't get a "Windows Easy install" prompt, and I suspect it's because I am using VMware 11 and that guide is a couple of years old.
But I need some real help. WHen I last tried this I got the windows screen (the virtual machine appeared to be working) and then it said it couldn't find the operating system. I wasn't sure what to do,
I have seen similar questions here but I am VERY STUPID.
Problem is, I can't seem to find a step-by-step that matches what I see on my screens.
For example VMware asks if I want to use UEFI (WTF is that?) or legacy BIOS. I chose Legacy after some googling which said my mac won't support the latter.
So, here's what I need: if anyone has a link to a step by step tutorial that covers VMware 11 that would help.
I also would like to get a better idea of where certain files should be. For example, I have a little USB stick that I THINK is supposed to be where I download the Windows installer and support software, but I am not entirely sure. I downloaded the support software using BootCamp and moved it onto my desktop before having bootcamp turn it into what I think is the installer. But I really haven't the foggiest notion of whether I am doing things right.
SOmebody help please. This is becoming entirely confusing for me. I even messaged the author of the original tutorial.