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External HDD w/ Vista 32 bit


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#1 audioAl

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 03:04 PM

I want to connect an external drive used on another computer, it was configured thru a different mainboard, does this matter?? I want to use the Vista OS on the external drive to play music and rip flac files w/ EAC exact audio copy. Will Linux fight my boot, or how easy is it. Thanks Alan
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 05:53 PM

Not sure what you're asking, can you rephrase and be a little clearer?

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:43 PM

You can add the Vista to Grub's menu.lst file or set your BIOS to boot the USB drive first, but it will not matter. Windows operating systems will not run on a system with different hardware than it was installed on. I had a copy of XP balk one time just because I replaced a CD ROM drive with a DVD burner!

Why do you need Vista to listen to music or rip music files anyway? There are tons of Linux apps that will handle every type music format known to man.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 11:24 AM

You can add the Vista to Grub's menu.lst file or set your BIOS to boot the USB drive first, but it will not matter. Windows operating systems will not run on a system with different hardware than it was installed on. I had a copy of XP balk one time just because I replaced a CD ROM drive with a DVD burner!

Why do you need Vista to listen to music or rip music files anyway? There are tons of Linux apps that will handle every type music format known to man.

Thanks Miljet, I did use another mainboard with this external drive. So, it wont work. Oh well, I'm just looking at the alternatives.
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