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USB drive and booting an operating system

by lando5 / August 30, 2008 3:26 PM PDT

Hello,
I just got a new USB drive. I was wondering: if I put a portable operating system on it, can I still store files on the drive using drag and drop in Windows Explorer?

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Sure. . .
by Coryphaeus / August 30, 2008 9:01 PM PDT

But you're limited to Linux (or some variation). Windows will not boot from a removable drive.

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Don't think "Windows"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2008 10:28 PM PDT

While there is an article about getting Windows to run from USB it's far too techy and breaks down if you move it to another machine. Think Linux and you will have a portable OS and desktop to follow you around.

Yes, done properly you can drag and drop just like Explorer. Read http://tips.oncomputers.info/archives2004/0401/2004-Jan-11.htm and many other articles showing that it's not hard to use.
Bob

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Thanks
by lando5 / August 31, 2008 7:29 AM PDT

Hey guys,
Awesome. Thanks for the replies.

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