OS on External Hard Drive

  buckeye 22:55 27 Dec 2006

Can I put an OS ( XP Pro )on my external hard drive ? and still keep OS on my base unit ?

  Forum Editor 00:13 28 Dec 2006

you can't.

  johnnyrocker 00:22 28 Dec 2006



  greenlamp 01:58 28 Dec 2006

Simple yes/no may answer the question but it doesn't satisfy the enquiring mind.

  buckeye 16:37 28 Dec 2006

I'll accept the forum editors answer..just thought i'd ask the question.

  terryf 16:55 28 Dec 2006

because the bios probably does not allow you to boot from an external drive (assumes usb connection to drive needs usb drivers which need to have os)

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