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Installing Win XP onto a USB hard drive


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i've just built my new computer and and trying to install windows xp onto an external usb drive. first of all is this even possible? if not it's not a big problem.
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this all depends on your BIOS and motherboard capabilities.
Some motherboards can boot into USB devices, you can see the option in your boot sequence in the BIOS.
If doesn't list USB devices then you will not be able to boot into your USB HDD.

I haven't personally seen any USB installation with Windows. It would be nice to see it work.

Let me know and good luck.
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well i have a Asus A8N SLi mobo, and it recognizes the drive and even lists it in the boot priority for the hard drives. I tried putting that above my internal drives and it gave me a blue screen. i don't remember wat it said though. i'm gonna disconnect the internal hard drive, install windows on the external and try to boot. wish me luck :tazz:
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best of luck and keep me posted
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unfortunately i couldn't get it working. i got a "STOP: 0x0000007B" error.

even if this is possbile to do im way over my head now. for now ive given up.
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