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Possible to Boot from ExFAT USB Stick? - hat37 - 11-13-2015
I want to use the recommende SanDisk Extreme USB stick to run Windows on both PC and Mac, while also using it as a regular USB stick for transferring data. After running the Win2USB software the stick is formatted to a single NTFS partition. This drive will boot Windows 10 perfectly from both Mac and PC but running OS X, I can't access the files on the stick. OS X can't edit NTFS drives by default, but should be able to read these.
Is it possible to use an ExFAT Partition to keep the VHD-File and boot off of it? Or maybe use multiple partitions, where the primary partition (with only a couple of megabytes) has the MBR on it to boot the VHD from the other ExFAT fortmatted partition?
Thank you in advance.
RE: Possible to Boot from ExFAT USB Stick? - admin - 11-13-2015
(11-13-2015, 12:32 AM)hat37 Wrote: Hello,
Thank you for your suggestion. The suggestion has been fed back to my development team and my development team might implement it in the future.
RE: Possible to Boot from ExFAT USB Stick? - jasen - 11-16-2015
Why not format it FAT32?
RE: Possible to Boot from ExFAT USB Stick? - admin - 11-19-2015
The VHD/VHDX file can only be stored in an NTFS partition yet. If technically feasible, we will put it to a FAT/ExFat partition in the future.