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Windows 7 to external hard drive

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October 23, 2009 8:58:29 PM

Windows 7 wont let me install to a usb hard drive. Anyone know of a work around?

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a b $ Windows 7
October 23, 2009 10:01:05 PM

NO! you can't install the OS to a usb drive.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 24, 2009 7:14:25 AM

it is possible with some motherboards but you loose performace big time because of USB limitations - dont bother
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a c 215 $ Windows 7
October 24, 2009 5:39:58 PM

If the drive is connected via USB, the 7 installer will not let you put 7 on that drive. You must, as stated above, connect the drive via eSata by either using an enclosure, or a dock.
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