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Multiple Uses for an External HDD


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#1 DenizB1992

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 03:57 PM

I was wondering if it was possible to convert a 2TB external HDD to be able to effectively run/boot Windows 8.1 while simultaneously being able to use it to store important data. I was thinking it might be possible to partition the external to have 2/1TB partitions and dedicate one of the two terabytes to run windows. Please let me know if anyone has tried this or if what I want to do is impossible.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 06:07 PM

Eh I would not run windows on a external, mainly because it would probably perform like a slug.

If I were to put any os on a external it would be linux as its pretty agnostic


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 06:32 PM

If this is a USB harddrive then it's not possible, because regular versions of Windows intentionally cannot boot from external USB drives, Windows To Go, and some Windows Embedded installations can.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 07:14 PM

If this is a USB harddrive then it's not possible, because regular versions of Windows intentionally cannot boot from external USB drives, Windows To Go, and some Windows Embedded installations can.

 

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