Running XP from External Hard Drive

Brian_Fenner

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Simple question............. :confused:

Can you run XP from a USB external Hard Drive?
If so, how would you do this?


Thanks..........
 

alvino

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Haha, if they supported it, it wold be stupid anyways. USB's transfer rates are too slow for it to be a connection medium. between the HDD and motherboard.
 

Brian_Fenner

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alvino said:
Haha, if they supported it, it wold be stupid anyways. USB's transfer rates are too slow for it to be a connection medium. between the HDD and motherboard.
Linux works fine this way (I've used it for 6 months no problem), no reason XP wouldn't work either.
MS just needs to support it.
 

joxley1990

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A firewire boot would be good..for any OS..linux only runs fast enough, because of the size of it..
 

~mr mixx~

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Some machines will let you install windows from a USB port, but won't load an OS from it. they are correct in saying that it does'nt support usb loading.
 
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