Booting from external Hard drive

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  1. nintendofreak
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    I just bought a External hdd enclosure, and poped in my 40 GB drive ( i know small, but what do you expect for $10b bux [​IMG] ) is there any way that i can make it boot windows (if i copy from my computer onto the drive) without having to install? Or should I just install XP on the drive instead? [​IMG]

    Thanks to all [​IMG]
     
  2. juggernaut911

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    ... if you have a CD or Floppy, dunno bout XHDD, it'll look for an operating on boot up if its on at startup...
     
  3. CatScam

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    Is your external USB? If so your computer will have to load an OS before anything will look
    at your USB port. Unless there is an option in the BIOS now that lets you boot from USB.
     
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    ah yes, So.. in theory, if i install xp to my external usb HDD, and my computer supports booting from a usb, it should work, right? [​IMG]
     
  5. lookout

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    Just like CatScam say: there is an option in the BIOS now that lets you boot from USB.

    then you able boot window from External hdd ~ it slow