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Last response: in Storage
December 2, 2009 9:46:41 AM

how can i install on my external hard disk?

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a b G Storage
December 2, 2009 11:03:24 AM

Why do you want to do this?

I do believe it is possible, but if over USB, your performance might be pretty painful. If you're doing it over eSATA, then it would probably be a much better experience.
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December 3, 2009 5:08:48 AM

thank u for ur help guys. the thing is i have installed window 7 on my hp probook 4510s laptop and i want to install windows server 2003 in USB hard disk. so, is it possible to do that if i only configure the boise to boot from USB HDD?
December 3, 2009 7:13:29 AM

Well there is two things:
1) Yes, it is possible. There is Microsoft application to create Live CD/USB. You need to install drivers, to system recognized your external drive as Storage MAS USB.
2) Performance will be awful.

a b G Storage
December 3, 2009 10:56:08 PM

As stated - performance would be terrible, unless you're doing it in cached mode with VMware workstation, it runs fine from a flash drive/external HDD.

If you want to run two OSs, I'd suggest using some sort of VM solution (VM player is free, VirtualBox, etc).