Installing operating system on external hard disk Tags: Configuration Windows 7 Disk Drive Windows XP Last response: February 24, 2011 10:34 PM in Windows 7 Share Sputnik1 February 24, 2011 11:35:29 AM Hello, I am atempting to install windows 7 and XP on a 500gb disk drive, I also have an 80gb drive with Linux currently running on it. Is there anything that I should do so that I can access all three More about : installing operating system external hard disk hang-the-9 a c 366 $ Windows 7 February 24, 2011 1:50:33 PM To get a fresh menu (external drives not good to install an OS on) install XP, install Win 7, install Linux. you should get a boot menu to access all 3. Or get a boot manager: http://www.bing.com/search?q=boot+manager&src=IE-Search... m 0 l maziar321 February 24, 2011 10:34:47 PM It should also be mentioned that windows 7 will not allow you to install on a hardrive that is using usb. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Installing operating system on external hard disk Forum SolvedNot able to install any Operating System on my hard disk Forum SolvedHow to install operating system in a external hard drive Forum Solvedinstall system to new computer from external hard disk Forum How do you install back an operating system on a hard disk that has been sanitiz Forum How can I transfer Laptop data from my current hard disk to an SSD without having to re-install my operating systems? Forum SolvedDear Sir, i have a operating system windows 7 ultimate my hard disk is not recognized so i want to format it Forum operating system and hard disk question Forum HP Pavilion dv6809wm No operating system found, no IDE device after hard disk test Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drives backup files or operating system? Forum SolvedInstalling windows on external hard disk Forum Solved"An operating system wasnt found" Computer wont boot from install disk. Forum I have a laptop with no CD-ROM and no floppy. Hard disk crashed and I need to load operating system. Any idea how i can do it? Forum Installing applications and Operating System in external HDD Forum My operating system was not open when it open it show the message hard disk fail Forum How to identify the operating system on a hard disk Forum Disk boot failure on reboot when installing operating system Forum How to remove operating system from hard disk Forum Hard drive (SATA) with operating system converted to external usb Forum Operating system not found after installing new hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !