5 months later and I have problems again. The computuer I'm dealing with is a Dell Inspiron 5000 laptop. It comes with about 5 gigs of space. When Windoes XP Pro takes about 2.5 this doesn't leave me much to play with. I have large programs installed such as Microsoft Office, Photoshop, etc. I only have about 150 mb's of free space left and that doesn't mix well with the performance of the computer.
I was wondering if there was any way to transfer the "C:\Windows" folder over to the external hardrive or maybe the "Program Files" folder. I know that is probably not possible due to the internal harddrive being the primary source in the start up and everything.
That is what brought me to this question. I was wondering if it was possible for me to backup everything on the computer onto the external harddrive, everything including the "C:" drive and all, go into BIOS, and switch the external harddrive to be the primary one. Basically I want to transfer everything from the internal harddrive with only 5 gigs of memory onto the external one with well over 100 gigs and have Windows run on the external harddrive.
Please let me know if this is possible, and if it is, somebody please explain it to me. This would help me out very much and I would be verrry happy.