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I want to get rid of linux but can't install to external Hard drive

Last response: in Linux/Free BSD
November 23, 2012 6:20:14 AM

My hard drive got fried so i have to run off of an external hard drive. but i can not format my external. it always says that it is busy. how can i fix this and get windows 8 on my external with no internal hard drive.
a b 5 Linux
November 23, 2012 1:25:43 PM

You cant format a drive if your currently booting from it. Pop in a live cd and then format it.
December 25, 2012 11:29:44 AM

This question would be better off in the Windows 8 section of the forums.

I don't think it is possible to run an OS of an external disk with no internal. Maybe you can, but I think it's unlikely. You need a BIOS that allows it and maybe also an internal disk for the master boot record.
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