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Can i boot up from original hard drive which is now an external hard drive

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November 24, 2012 3:27:00 PM

Hello,my original hard drive was transferred from inside my laptop and contained now in a caddy for use as an external hard drive.,via USB.
Can i now boot up and have everything working as if hard drive was still internal.or will i have to swop it back?
Thanks in advance
November 24, 2012 3:31:47 PM

If your BIOS sees the USB device you can boot from it. It's going to be slower, but should work just fine.
November 24, 2012 4:42:54 PM

If you are booting Windows it rarely works, as soon as Windows loads the drivers for the USB port it'll reset the port and drive attached...
November 24, 2012 4:44:10 PM

If it is connected via USB 2 interface, it will be really slow. You need to set USB as the first boot device via BIOS for it to work.
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