Bootcamp is an Apple developed utility that allows you to run Windows. This utility is installed on every Mac. It creates a partition on the internal disk, downloads all the drivers from an Apple server to run all the interfaces of the Mac. On booting, press the Option key on the keyboard, and the Mac responds by showing a choice of two disks to boot from: one is Macintosh (the Mac) and the other is Windows. While running Windows, you won't be able to run Mac apps, so you really have to choose between Mac and Windows here.
This approach might be perfect for your needs if you don't want to use your internal disk. Obviously you need an external hard drive or SSD and install Windows on that. To do so, follow these steps:
- Open Bootcamp Assistant from the Other Folder
- Once launched do NOT hit Continue; instead select the menu Action from the ribbon menu
- From there, select the submenu: Download Windows Support Software
When you want to run Windows, just insert this drive on an USB input on the Mac and boot up. Windows will then launch as if it was a native machine. This makes all the resources of the Mac, memory etc. available to Windows. Being an SSD is extremely fast. Like with BootCamp, you won't be able to run Mac and Windows at the same time.
If you want to run FontCreator side by side with your mac applications, use Virtualisation. Otherwise use BootCamp or the Portable option.
Let us know what choice you prefer, and how it worked out!