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 288 $ 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... 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Installing operating system on external hard disk Forum How to install operating system in a external hard drive Forum Installing applications and Operating System in external HDD Forum How to identify the operating system on a hard disk Forum Operating system not found after installing new hard drive Forum Operating system not found after installing new hard drive Forum Install OS in external Hard Disk Forum Can I add a second hard drive with a different operating system without creating Forum When i open my external hard disk and dont find my files but the same size as if Forum How do you install back an operating system on a hard disk that has been sanitiz Forum Loading operating system ... Please help! Forum Hard drive (SATA) with operating system converted to external usb Forum SSD Upgrade and Operating System Configuration Forum Trouble installing operating system not detected Forum Windows xp from external hard disk Forum Booting Windows XP from an external hard disk ? Forum Window 7 this copy is not genuine Forum [Solved] Question about installing Windows 7 on Raid 0 Forum Windows System Builder OEM version question Forum Putting the system disk in a removable rack Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !