i also tried to install windows 7 to a HD mounted in the thunderbolt adapter. the win 7 installer started up, allowed me to format the new HD, but then said windows could not be installed because the bios may not allow booting from this device
There would need to be a BIOS update adding the option to boot to Thunderbolt devices. I checked with the NUC team and, unfortunately, there are not any current plans to add that.
thanks for getting the info. seems like an obvious item to add to the next bios update--let's hope they implement it!!
Here is another vote for boot from thunderbolt. lhill how do we vote up this feature with the bios folks.