There's a similar post I replies to in the XP forum. Read what I wrote there.
In short, you may not be able to boot that external...
Hope this is an OK place for this topic.
I'm running a Dell Inspiron 8000 with windows ME. I'd like to keep ME running so I can hang onto some of my older programs. However, I'd also like to have XP so I can run some more current stuff.
My internal Hard Drive isn't big enough to accomodate both operating systems, but I have a huge external firewire drive. I'm wondering if it would be possible to install XP and the XP programs on that external drive and set up some kind of boot selection process.
any help is greatly appreciated.