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Old 08-29-2004, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an USB/Firewire external HDD, but I cant find it bootable in my BIOS.

How can I install and boot Windows from the external HDD?


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Old 08-29-2004, 04:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Read this, it should help you out.

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device.../usb-boot.mspx
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Old 08-29-2004, 04:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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sunsider, the site is mainly for the manufacturers, not for the users like us, but thanks any way.

Any body has any solution to booting from USB HDD?

And how about FireWire?
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consider changing you bios so that your 1st boot device is set to USB HDD or Firewire HDD.
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some MBD dont support external USB boot.. try updating the bios if its not available.
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Old 08-29-2004, 05:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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to OIDanTheManIO, I find no option on USB device in the bootable menu of my BIOS.

to killians45, my BIOS is the newest version....

If I can't boot from BIOS, is there any small program that fits in a floppy disk and I can use it boot first, and install/boot Windows from USB device???? because I see similar solution to Mandrake.
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