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07 Feb 2012  

W7 Pro, W7 Ult, W7 Enterprise

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
I don't know how to make a bootable external HD.
At the risk of a brief hijack of this thread, I wanted to comment on this. It *is* possible to install from a bootable HD, but it's a pretty bad idea because you will have major startup issues (due to the installed boot configuration being spread between the source and target disks) with the resulting setup. It also creates a single Windows partition (omitting the hidden 100MB partition) on the target disk that looks more like a Vista installation. OTOH, it's REALLY FAST to setup from a HDD, and even faster from a SSD. Yeah, setting up from a SSD to a SSD takes about 4-5 minutes. It takes less time to perform the installation than it does to fix the resulting Boot problem.
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