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Install windows 7 on an external HDD

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January 16, 2013 7:34:03 PM

Hi Guys

Would just like to know if its possible to install the Windows 7 OS on an external HDD and if so how do i do it? I have a Seagate 2TB Expansion desktop External HDD, which i have created 4 partitions, 3 of the 4 partitions are used up so i thought it be kinda cool to have an OS on the External. When i try installing straight onto the external disk, i get an error saying that windows cannot be installed on a USB drive or IEE 1394. Any ideas on how i can get the OS installed?

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a b $ Windows 7
January 16, 2013 7:40:25 PM

Hello... un-hook/plug any other drive in your computer and re-try... if that doesn't work... Plug the hardrive directly to your computer.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 16, 2013 7:43:17 PM

No, you can't. The OS only can be installed into the Internal Hard Drives.
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