Windows OS on External HDD?

United States
February 3, 2009 11:12pm CST
Is it possible to install and run Windows XP on an External HDD? I bought a broken Laptop that i mean to repair, and it has no HDD. I was just wondering if i could use my external....for the time being...???
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5 responses
@hichamov (507)
• Morocco
4 Feb 09
it's possible and i see that the friends gave the best answers , so go ahead dude ;)
@amitksing (1324)
• India
4 Feb 09
I think its possible. You just need to set your Boot Order to "External Hard Disk/External Drive" by going into Boot Setup.
@emojboy (632)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
Yes its very possible and tried that to my customer's asus eee4pc laptop. It is really working and I am using a tiny xp and can be download in using bitcomet or any torrent downloader. But be careful, its better not to unplug/plug the usb hdd wire always because during my experience using tiny xp, the external hard drive can get easily make bsod error. I guess its an hard drive blue screen error.
@zweeb82 (5725)
• Malaysia
4 Feb 09
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@jabaz007 (253)
• India
4 Feb 09
by all mans one can install windows xp on external harddrive. you can even install it on your pen drive for that you need xp portable version. so install and enjoy.