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noob booting from USB hard drive

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December 10, 2006 9:31:52 AM

I just got a new USB hard drive and would like to be able to be able to install windows onto it and boot from it.
A fiend of mine told me it was possible, and that there was a thread here about it, but I have been unable to find it. Could someone please point me in the right direction? Thank you.

Hard drive is: Seagate 320GB external hard drive
a b G Storage
December 10, 2006 11:02:42 AM

Does your motherboard support booting from USB devices? If not, you're SOL.

December 10, 2006 11:58:24 AM

I can't find anything in my manual about it, but in my boot options in the setup it does let me pick the drive to boot from, but when i go to install windows it tells me that it doesn't have access so it can't install
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December 10, 2006 6:50:19 PM

What is the exact make and model of motherboard?

December 11, 2006 8:37:12 AM

Thank you bb1ood ill give it a try :) 

And the model of my mother board is K8NF6G-VSTA
a b G Storage
December 11, 2006 10:16:48 AM

The manual doesn't state whether you can boot from a USB drive. You need to check the Hard Drive boot priority in the BIOS.

December 11, 2006 11:06:34 AM

Brilliant thats it, the bios has let me select and its booting. Thank you very much!