Install W XP on external drive

  JimT 09:41 09 Sep 2006

I have a large external drive which I have partitioned in two.

I want to use this drive as an emergency boot up in case the C drive fails.

Can I simply install W XP on it?

I have P Magic 8 which gives the facility to install an OS on another partition, but it does not recognise an external drive for this purpose.

  terryf 10:18 09 Sep 2006

If you use Acronis to back up your C drive onto the 2nd drive, you will be able to restore to a replacement C drive. Consider keeping ALL your data on the 2nd drive.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:22 09 Sep 2006

How old is the PC?

Only very modern PCs (and not that many) allow booting from USB, you will need to check in the BIOS if your PC supports boot from USB.

  JimT 23:22 09 Sep 2006

Thanks very much for the replies.

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