Quote: Originally Posted by sunnystaines
thanks for the reply, waiting now to see if anyone replies on Windows 7 image question.
can a laptop be booted up from a cd on a usb cd/vdv drive?
1. It depends on what the d; partition is. In most cases it is a small recovery partion, in which case it will be too small and you also need it to recover your system if anything goes wrong. So no I think you will need an external USB HDD for your backups.
2. A laptop can be booted from an attached USB DVD drive provided the BIOS supports it.