Can I put windows xp on an external Hard drive to use on Laptop running windows Tags: Laptops External Hard Drive Windows XP Storage Last response: February 24, 2013 12:33 AM in Storage Share mopani February 23, 2013 10:53:05 AM I want to put Windows xp Prof Service pac 2 on an external Hard drive to run Sonar 5 is this possible to then run the external from a windows 7 home premium laptop More about : put windows external hard drive laptop running windows phil22 a b D Laptop a c 79 G Storage February 23, 2013 7:50:19 PM You can't install Windows on an external hard drive because Windows Setup will not give you the option to do so. It will only install on an internal hard drive. m 0 l popatim a b D Laptop a c 812 G Storage February 24, 2013 12:33:52 AM Depends on the motherbd and ext drive. My esata drive boots up as a normal drive. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUse an external hard drive on both Windows XP & Windows 8? Forum My external hdd that is an old hard drive from a laptop will not load on my desktop running windows 7 but will on my new lapto Forum Put hard drive into different laptop; now Windows XP won't.. Forum Is it possible to install windows XP using external hard drive? Forum SolvedHow to use My Passport external hard drive as backup with Windows 8 Forum SolvedHow do I open an external hard drive that is hooked to my laptop - Windows 8.1 Forum SolvedWould it be dumb to just put a 250gb ssd in a build and then just use a 2tb external hard drive for storage? Forum SolvedIs it possible to boot and run Windows 7 on my HP 110 Deskdop from an external hard drive and bypass the Windows 8 OS? Am pr Forum SolvedWindows Easy Transfer from XP to Windows 7 Pro Using External Drive? I used XP and Easy Transfer to get files from old PC to Forum can i run windows eight off a external hard drive? Forum Use AHCI hard drive on IDE Windows 7 Laptop Forum Cannot access external hard drive windows xp Forum Switching external hard drive from XP PC to Windows 7 PC Forum How to delete in 3tb in external hard drive windows xp Forum How to transfer xp programs from external hard drive to windows 7 Forum Windows delayed write failed xp external hard drive Forum windows 7, connected old XP hard drive disk, and get 'you must format disk before you can use it.' Forum Backup windows XP SP1 to external hard drive Forum Booting a windows XP recovery disc from a flash drive or external hard drive Forum Laptop with windows 7 wont recognise external hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !