But you can try it if you wish. here's the google.
I have a HP laptop with Vista (sadly). Recently I bought an enclosure. I used it to back up data from a HDD with XP. After that, I formatted the HDD completely (no Quick Format) and it went sucessfully.
Now my question is: can I install XP in that HDD using the enclosure?
I tried to boot from that formatted HDD, but it tells that the file BOOTMGR is missing, then say that I have to restart it. What is that file for and why is it necessary? And if the HDD had that file, can I boot from that HDD?
Remember, I want to know if all that can be done using the enclosure.