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Booting Windows 8 from Seagate 1TB Portable Hard drive?

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December 25, 2013 5:07:28 AM

Ok, so i have a Lenovo Y580 laptop and it worked fine for a few months until it started making a clicking noise (hard drive failure) and it wouldn't boot up Windows 8, so i immediately backed up my files. I cannot get my laptop repaired as it has some physical damage on it ( Lenovo 1 year warranty) and i recently got a Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, and my question is can i boot Windows 8 from my Seagate Portable Hard Drive and use it from there onto the laptop? And how would i be able to do that?

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December 25, 2013 5:24:08 AM

No, you can't. Unless you have Windows 8 Enterprise (and you don't), you can't install windows on, or boot from, an external drive.
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