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Can we install OS in External hard disk( USB )

by slns / July 11, 2005 12:21 AM PDT

I have HP ZD 7000d with Win 2000 server. Since i don't have enough space on my laptop and i decided to have 2nd OS on external hard disk for the WinXP as 2nd OS.So i recently bought a USB external Hard Drive(Western Digital) and i tried to install Win XPProfessional for my laptop and i could not able to do it.Could you help me how to instal os on external hard disk

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Not an option for Microsoft Windows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 11, 2005 3:07 AM PDT

While I've see Linux boot and run from USB drives, this is something I've never seen with any version of Windows.

Report back if you ever solve it or witness such.


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Can we install OS in External hard disk
by jcrobso / July 11, 2005 3:08 AM PDT

Basicaly NO. It would be easer to get a larger HD for the laptop. You have w2k server on a laptop?? John

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Can we install OS in External hard disk
by slns / July 11, 2005 10:29 AM PDT

Yes i do have win 2k server on my laptop and it won't recognize the disk

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