Can you boot from a USB hard drive from a laptop?
My buddy has a laptop, and something wierd is happening. He can't get into windows. Before this happened, his laptop would barely hold a charge. All he cares about now is trying to get his stuff off of the laptop... he's in the process of building a new computer now.
Question is, could he use the hard drive (with windows already installed, etc) from his desktop computer, get an IDE-to-USB adapter, and plug it into the laptop, then boot off of it? Then, if he could do that, he would be able to search for the master drive (in the laptop) and back his stuff up... or so I would assume... be worth a shot. But, could you boot off of a HD with a USB adapter?
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