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Anonymous
April 14, 2005 5:55:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I have XP Pro on my internal HD and need to have access to Server 2003 for
school. I bought an 80GB External HD on which to put Server 2003. Now,
during setup, it says I may need a separate program to help with installation
because it cannot install the Server OS.

I have performed several searches on the web and MS and do not see anything
that refers *specifically* to putting a separate OS on a separate EHD.

Can someone please help me with this as quickly as they can. :-p :) 




Here are my PC's Specs:

Operating System
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

System Model
Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 2400


Processor a
2.40 gigahertz Intel Celeron
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
128 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Main Circuit Board b
Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0C2425 A01
Bus Clock: 400 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A05 12/02/2003


Drives
118.94 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
111.05 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252S [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

ExcelSto r Technology J68 USB Device [Hard drive] (82.34 GB) -- drive 1
WDC WD400EB-75CPF0 [Hard drive] (36.63 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMAATK150585,
rev 06.04G06, SMART Status: Healthy

Memory Modules c,d
256 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM_1' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM_2' is Empty

Local Drive Volumes
c: (on drive 0) 36.59 GB 28.78 GB free
e: (on drive 1) 82.34 GB 82.27 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
April 14, 2005 6:30:53 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Do a Google search on 'multi-boot' or 'multi-booting' and you shoud find
software that will help you to do what you wnat.

"KSchoolGirl" <KSchoolGirl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FD6790CE-8535-445B-820A-1A7404B19296@microsoft.com...
>I have XP Pro on my internal HD and need to have access to Server 2003 for
> school. I bought an 80GB External HD on which to put Server 2003. Now,
> during setup, it says I may need a separate program to help with
> installation
> because it cannot install the Server OS.
>
> I have performed several searches on the web and MS and do not see
> anything
> that refers *specifically* to putting a separate OS on a separate EHD.
>
> Can someone please help me with this as quickly as they can. :-p :) 
>
>
>
>
> Here are my PC's Specs:
>
> Operating System
> Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
>
> System Model
> Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 2400
>
>
> Processor a
> 2.40 gigahertz Intel Celeron
> 8 kilobyte primary memory cache
> 128 kilobyte secondary memory cache
>
> Main Circuit Board b
> Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0C2425 A01
> Bus Clock: 400 megahertz
> BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A05 12/02/2003
>
>
> Drives
> 118.94 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
> 111.05 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
> SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252S [CD-ROM drive]
> 3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
>
> ExcelSto r Technology J68 USB Device [Hard drive] (82.34 GB) -- drive 1
> WDC WD400EB-75CPF0 [Hard drive] (36.63 GB) -- drive 0, s/n
> WD-WMAATK150585,
> rev 06.04G06, SMART Status: Healthy
>
> Memory Modules c,d
> 256 Megabytes Installed Memory
> Slot 'DIMM_1' has 256 MB
> Slot 'DIMM_2' is Empty
>
> Local Drive Volumes
> c: (on drive 0) 36.59 GB 28.78 GB free
> e: (on drive 1) 82.34 GB 82.27 GB free
>
> Network Drives
> None detected
>
Anonymous
April 14, 2005 9:09:42 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

No version of Windows can be installed on an external drive.
It must be installed only on an internal drive.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"KSchoolGirl" wrote:

| I have XP Pro on my internal HD and need to have access to Server 2003 for
| school. I bought an 80GB External HD on which to put Server 2003. Now,
| during setup, it says I may need a separate program to help with installation
| because it cannot install the Server OS.
|
| I have performed several searches on the web and MS and do not see anything
| that refers *specifically* to putting a separate OS on a separate EHD.
|
| Can someone please help me with this as quickly as they can. :-p :) 
|
|
|
|
| Here are my PC's Specs:
|
| Operating System
| Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
|
| System Model
| Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 2400
|
|
| Processor a
| 2.40 gigahertz Intel Celeron
| 8 kilobyte primary memory cache
| 128 kilobyte secondary memory cache
|
| Main Circuit Board b
| Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0C2425 A01
| Bus Clock: 400 megahertz
| BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A05 12/02/2003
|
|
| Drives
| 118.94 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
| 111.05 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
| SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252S [CD-ROM drive]
| 3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
|
| ExcelSto r Technology J68 USB Device [Hard drive] (82.34 GB) -- drive 1
| WDC WD400EB-75CPF0 [Hard drive] (36.63 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMAATK150585,
| rev 06.04G06, SMART Status: Healthy
|
| Memory Modules c,d
| 256 Megabytes Installed Memory
| Slot 'DIMM_1' has 256 MB
| Slot 'DIMM_2' is Empty
|
| Local Drive Volumes
| c: (on drive 0) 36.59 GB 28.78 GB free
| e: (on drive 1) 82.34 GB 82.27 GB free
|
| Network Drives
| None detected
|
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Anonymous
April 14, 2005 9:09:43 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

What is the reason for this? And if this is the case, why have I been told
that there is a program that will help to do this?

Thank you so much,
KSchoolGirl

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> No version of Windows can be installed on an external drive.
> It must be installed only on an internal drive.
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "KSchoolGirl" wrote:
>
> | I have XP Pro on my internal HD and need to have access to Server 2003 for
> | school. I bought an 80GB External HD on which to put Server 2003. Now,
> | during setup, it says I may need a separate program to help with installation
> | because it cannot install the Server OS.
> |
> | I have performed several searches on the web and MS and do not see anything
> | that refers *specifically* to putting a separate OS on a separate EHD.
> |
> | Can someone please help me with this as quickly as they can. :-p :) 
> |
> |
> |
> |
> | Here are my PC's Specs:
> |
> | Operating System
> | Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
> |
> | System Model
> | Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 2400
> |
> |
> | Processor a
> | 2.40 gigahertz Intel Celeron
> | 8 kilobyte primary memory cache
> | 128 kilobyte secondary memory cache
> |
> | Main Circuit Board b
> | Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0C2425 A01
> | Bus Clock: 400 megahertz
> | BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A05 12/02/2003
> |
> |
> | Drives
> | 118.94 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
> | 111.05 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
> | SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252S [CD-ROM drive]
> | 3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
> |
> | ExcelSto r Technology J68 USB Device [Hard drive] (82.34 GB) -- drive 1
> | WDC WD400EB-75CPF0 [Hard drive] (36.63 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMAATK150585,
> | rev 06.04G06, SMART Status: Healthy
> |
> | Memory Modules c,d
> | 256 Megabytes Installed Memory
> | Slot 'DIMM_1' has 256 MB
> | Slot 'DIMM_2' is Empty
> |
> | Local Drive Volumes
> | c: (on drive 0) 36.59 GB 28.78 GB free
> | e: (on drive 1) 82.34 GB 82.27 GB free
> |
> | Network Drives
> | None detected
> |
>
Anonymous
April 14, 2005 10:23:34 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Q: "What is the reason for this? And if this is the case, why have I been told
that there is a program that will help to do this?"

A: You'll have to ask the party that gave you the misinformation.
External drives are designed for file storage and backups only.
Windows operating systems are not designed for installation on
external drives.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"KSchoolGirl" wrote:

| What is the reason for this? And if this is the case, why have I been told
| that there is a program that will help to do this?
|
| Thank you so much,
| KSchoolGirl
Anonymous
April 14, 2005 11:07:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

There are tools that allow you to boot to multiple operating systems on one
computer. However it is not currently possible to boot windows from a usb
drive (I hear that the WinPE of win2003 sp1 will allow for thumbdrive boot).

"KSchoolGirl" wrote:

> What is the reason for this? And if this is the case, why have I been told
> that there is a program that will help to do this?
>
> Thank you so much,
> KSchoolGirl
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > No version of Windows can be installed on an external drive.
> > It must be installed only on an internal drive.
> >
> > --
> > Carey Frisch
> > Microsoft MVP
> > Windows XP - Shell/User
> > Microsoft Newsgroups
> >
> > Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
> >
> > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > "KSchoolGirl" wrote:
> >
> > | I have XP Pro on my internal HD and need to have access to Server 2003 for
> > | school. I bought an 80GB External HD on which to put Server 2003. Now,
> > | during setup, it says I may need a separate program to help with installation
> > | because it cannot install the Server OS.
> > |
> > | I have performed several searches on the web and MS and do not see anything
> > | that refers *specifically* to putting a separate OS on a separate EHD.
> > |
> > | Can someone please help me with this as quickly as they can. :-p :) 
> > |
> > |
> > |
> > |
> > | Here are my PC's Specs:
> > |
> > | Operating System
> > | Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
> > |
> > | System Model
> > | Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 2400
> > |
> > |
> > | Processor a
> > | 2.40 gigahertz Intel Celeron
> > | 8 kilobyte primary memory cache
> > | 128 kilobyte secondary memory cache
> > |
> > | Main Circuit Board b
> > | Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0C2425 A01
> > | Bus Clock: 400 megahertz
> > | BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A05 12/02/2003
> > |
> > |
> > | Drives
> > | 118.94 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
> > | 111.05 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
> > | SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252S [CD-ROM drive]
> > | 3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
> > |
> > | ExcelSto r Technology J68 USB Device [Hard drive] (82.34 GB) -- drive 1
> > | WDC WD400EB-75CPF0 [Hard drive] (36.63 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMAATK150585,
> > | rev 06.04G06, SMART Status: Healthy
> > |
> > | Memory Modules c,d
> > | 256 Megabytes Installed Memory
> > | Slot 'DIMM_1' has 256 MB
> > | Slot 'DIMM_2' is Empty
> > |
> > | Local Drive Volumes
> > | c: (on drive 0) 36.59 GB 28.78 GB free
> > | e: (on drive 1) 82.34 GB 82.27 GB free
> > |
> > | Network Drives
> > | None detected
> > |
> >
Anonymous
April 15, 2005 1:40:50 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Carey is correct, since Win95 windows OS's have not been installable on
external drives - especially a server version.

Yes, there is software to help you setup a "multiboot" system, but if the 2
systems are XP and Win2k3, then you'll need at least 2 separate partitions
on 1 internal drive, but it's better with 2 internal drives.

You'll need to install XP first, which you already have, then install Win2k3
on an extended partition or another drive - it will see the XP installation
and create a multiboot menu option at boot time - no software needed, but
internal drive is a must.

Reason: #1 - in the case of a USB/1394 drive, it can be disconnected on the
fly - and what do you think will happen to XP or Win2k3 if its up and
running and you yank its heart out? And what mess it may leave one the
drive, if some of its files were only cached in memory instead of being
written out to the drive.

--

Star Fleet Admiral Q @ your Service!

http://www.google.com
Google is your "Friend"

"KSchoolGirl" <KSchoolGirl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AC5FA562-E656-4751-B8BE-B47DD4018B28@microsoft.com...
> What is the reason for this? And if this is the case, why have I been
> told
> that there is a program that will help to do this?
>
> Thank you so much,
> KSchoolGirl
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> No version of Windows can be installed on an external drive.
>> It must be installed only on an internal drive.
>>
>> --
>> Carey Frisch
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>
>> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "KSchoolGirl" wrote:
>>
>> | I have XP Pro on my internal HD and need to have access to Server 2003
>> for
>> | school. I bought an 80GB External HD on which to put Server 2003.
>> Now,
>> | during setup, it says I may need a separate program to help with
>> installation
>> | because it cannot install the Server OS.
>> |
>> | I have performed several searches on the web and MS and do not see
>> anything
>> | that refers *specifically* to putting a separate OS on a separate EHD.
>> |
>> | Can someone please help me with this as quickly as they can. :-p :) 
>> |
>> |
>> |
>> |
>> | Here are my PC's Specs:
>> |
>> | Operating System
>> | Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
>> |
>> | System Model
>> | Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 2400
>> |
>> |
>> | Processor a
>> | 2.40 gigahertz Intel Celeron
>> | 8 kilobyte primary memory cache
>> | 128 kilobyte secondary memory cache
>> |
>> | Main Circuit Board b
>> | Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0C2425 A01
>> | Bus Clock: 400 megahertz
>> | BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A05 12/02/2003
>> |
>> |
>> | Drives
>> | 118.94 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
>> | 111.05 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
>> | SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252S [CD-ROM drive]
>> | 3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
>> |
>> | ExcelSto r Technology J68 USB Device [Hard drive] (82.34 GB) -- drive 1
>> | WDC WD400EB-75CPF0 [Hard drive] (36.63 GB) -- drive 0, s/n
>> WD-WMAATK150585,
>> | rev 06.04G06, SMART Status: Healthy
>> |
>> | Memory Modules c,d
>> | 256 Megabytes Installed Memory
>> | Slot 'DIMM_1' has 256 MB
>> | Slot 'DIMM_2' is Empty
>> |
>> | Local Drive Volumes
>> | c: (on drive 0) 36.59 GB 28.78 GB free
>> | e: (on drive 1) 82.34 GB 82.27 GB free
>> |
>> | Network Drives
>> | None detected
>> |
>>
!