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Problem Booting Pre-Installed OEM Windows 8 From External Hard Drive


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#1 MohShe

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 03:30 AM

Hi,

I have a lenovo y50 laptop that comes preinstalled with windows 8. The laptop has a 1 TB hard disk that I decided to replace with a SSD. I then installed windows 7 on the SSD and the SSD became the internal storage and the 1TB hard disk became an external storage connected through the USB.

I use legacy boot to boot windows 7 from the SDD and it works great.
My problem is I can't boot windows 8 from the 1TB when it's connected as external storage through USB. I had used UEFI boot and tried also to disable secure boot but had no success.
I always get an automatic repair window, However windows 8 boot correctly if I connected the 1TB as an internal storage with the same BIOS setup (UEFI boot and Enabled Secureboot)

Any ideas how I can boot the preinstalled windows 8 from a hard disk that is connected as an external storage?

Thank you.



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Posted 11 October 2015 - 09:09 AM

If you wish to boot from a USB device you will need to change the boot order in the BIOS so the the USB is the first device in the boot order and the hdd the second device.

 

You will have go through this every time since these are on to separate drives.


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