external Hd

  tomtojo 14:15 14 Feb 2007

I have just plugged in a 250gb ext-hd, do I just use it like a new internal drive, ie, install os on it etc, also how do I transfer stuff from my internal to the external hd, what I want to do is format my internal hd.

Thank's alot

  GANDALF <|:-)> 14:32 14 Feb 2007

Plug the disk in and open 'my computer'. You should see a new drive listed there, probably with the 'removable disk' phrase. You do not need an OS on it all you need to do is copy or drag folders/documents/photos/music to it


  tomtojo 14:37 14 Feb 2007

Thank's GANDALF,
I understand, but can I install new os
on it anyway, and use it seperately from my internal hd.

Thank's Tom

  Totally-braindead 14:42 14 Feb 2007

You cannot boot from a USB drive unless your computer supports it and most don't.
So far as I know you cannot do what you ask but perhaps someone else knows better.

  tomtojo 14:49 14 Feb 2007

So I could move everything to ext hd, then format internal, and put back what I need. How would I format int hd compleatley.

Thank's Totally-braindead


  Technotiger 14:55 14 Feb 2007
  tomtojo 15:04 14 Feb 2007

Hi Technotiger,
Link was last updated 2004 maybe can boot from usb now, will have to do a bit of research.


  tomtojo 15:22 14 Feb 2007

What is XP embedded, just looked at news,softpedia.com, say's about booting from usb with XP embedded.


PS, don't know how to add link to thread's, sorry!

  Technotiger 15:26 14 Feb 2007

To add link to thread - hightlight url in address bar at top, then click on Edit>Copy then come down to where I am now typing this message and left-click then right-click and click on Paste.

  Technotiger 15:27 14 Feb 2007

ps - after doing the above, it will appear as a Click-here when you post your response.

  ed-0 15:30 14 Feb 2007

Do you know what motherboard you have? that will determine if you can boot from an external hard drive.

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