Operating systems on a second hard drive Tags: Configuration Laptops External Hard Drive Systems Hard Drives Windows XP Last response: November 5, 2009 3:10 PM in Windows XP Share grahame November 5, 2009 11:12:53 AM hi i want to use an external hard drive to store information on so that i dont clog up my laptop with loads of stuff, will i need to add an operating system to this as well as my laptop hd More about : operating systems hard drive pat mcgroin November 5, 2009 12:19:10 PM No you can just use it as usual. Just be sure that it is plugged in when you go to launch a program that is on it. grahame November 5, 2009 3:10:57 PM thankyou pat, much appreachiated Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can I add a second hard drive with a different operating system without creating Forum Can i install a second hard drive with its own operating system im using sata Forum Installing a second operating system on a second drive Forum Moving Operating System to New Hard Drive Forum Two Operating Systems , Two Hard Drives? Forum One drive 2 pagefiles for 2 operating systems Forum 2 hard drives and 3 operating systems Forum Multiple operating systems won't install - optical drive a likely fault? Forum Instructions for two hard drives with one dedicated to operating system and the Forum Do i need an operating system on a backup hard drive Forum How to install operating system in a external hard drive Forum Windows 7 Will Not Boot with Second Hard drive Installed Forum How to delete one of two operating systems on same hard drive . Forum Installing 2 operating systems on separate hdd's and am now stuck in 1 Forum Hard Drive dedicated to the operating system Forum Can you use 2 hard drives with same operating system Forum HELP!!! Please with Windows XP Forum Bios recognizes hard drive but windows wont install Forum Hard drive Properties Forum Hard drive or mouse ? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !