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Old 03-03-2008, 07:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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BEst way to find out is to give it a shot! - If it's awful, hey, at least you'll know! - And hopefully let the rest of us know
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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^exactly... im actually pretty curious, so please do post back here - RK
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Ive tried a couple of different ways, even copying the files from a windows livecd to the flash drive, but it comes up with no operating system found. I wonder if there is another way. Basically what I want to do is play gta 3 on my school laptop during my free period for fun. Since I can't run exe files and I dont have admin privileges I am low on options.
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eh... i think my friend who did it with WoW actually had an external harddrive that he was doing it with, not a flash drive... if anyone wants to try with that...? - RK
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eh... i think my friend who did it with WoW actually had an external harddrive that he was doing it with, not a flash drive... if anyone wants to try with that...? - RK
I'm running crysis off my external hdd, and MAN does it lag! lol, aint worth it with high-end games I guess. Stuff like CS:S works fine tho.

jesspren6, the only thing I cn think of is making sure you're trying to boot from the flash drive and not some other hdd with no OS.
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I'm running crysis off my external hdd, and MAN does it lag! jesspren6, the only thing I cn think of is making sure you're trying to boot from the flash drive
id imagine the lag would be pretty intense, as the USB would bottleneck it pretty bad... i have my external connected via eSATA, so i dont notice... i know you can play games off an external, but ive never tried booting your OS from one via USB... has anyone? :* - RK
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I know its possible, but I must be doing something wrong.
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id imagine the lag would be pretty intense, as the USB would bottleneck it pretty bad... i have my external connected via eSATA, so i dont notice... i know you can play games off an external, but ive never tried booting your OS from one via USB... has anyone? :* - RK
I've done it with Linux. Not much different than booting a LiveCD... I've also booted with a Live XP disc too.
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cool... but...
hmmm... i still wanna see someone try (and succeed haha) to boot XP off of a USB stick... post if youve done it! - RK
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Ya, I may try it again sometime when I get the time to do it.
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