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External 500 Gb Hd With Xp Os On One Partition.


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#1 Johnz414

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 12:36 PM

Hi,

Just that, can I run my PC from an OS on an external HD?

How would one go about initializing it to do so?

The disk is recognized but the OS isn't.

Thanks.

John :thumbsup:

PS I am running Vista on the PC HD.
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 05:10 PM

The first thing you need to check is that your BIOS supports booting from a USB device.
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Posted 08 April 2008 - 07:51 AM

This seems to be the most comprehensive treatment of the subject that I've seen ( http://www.ngine.de/index.jsp?pageid=4176 ) Way too difficult for me!

Other results are available at this Google search that I did: http://www.google.com/search?q=xp+usb&...lient=firefox-a
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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