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other possibilities of running windows from thumb drive: usb-to-sata adapter?

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March 21, 2014 2:10:41 AM

i know it wont work if you plug into usb hub...what about this idea?
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March 21, 2014 4:10:04 AM

Do you mean to actually run Windows from it, or run Windows Setup from it (installation)?

You can't actually run Windows from any external storage device because Windows will not install to such devices.

If you mean installing Windows from a thumb drive, why can't you plug it directly in to a USB port on the computer?
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March 21, 2014 4:37:38 AM

Phillip Corcoran said:
Do you mean to actually run Windows from it, or run Windows Setup from it (installation)?

You can't actually run Windows from any external storage device because Windows will not install to such devices.

If you mean installing Windows from a thumb drive, why can't you plug it directly in to a USB port on the computer?


i guess my question is, is there any way to get windows to think it's like any other drive, or is windows innately programmed to detect different types of drives and only install to internal drives?

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