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Windows 7: Make Usb hard drive Bootable

08 Apr 2015   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
It's not going to happen. The OS is NOT portable. The OS will not start from an external drive. It MUST be installed on the system that will use it. Please read the posts to accomplish an install.
What about Acronis, Clonezilla and Caspar 8? I have been recommenced by my techie to consider these as capable of making a bootable clone (that is, of the entire C: drive and personal stuff (docs., etc.)) Future Systems Solutions (Caspar 8) told me in writing that it could produce a sector-by-sector bootable backup of the source drive on to an external HD which, when used to boot, will result in everything being back to when the clone was made.

Were FSS spinning me a line?

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08 Apr 2015   #12
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

You are talking about 2 different things. Cloning a drive is no big deal - any good imaging program can do that - but booting the clone from USB is not possible. It is possible from eSata though.
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08 Apr 2015   #13

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Thanks Wolfgang. That's what I was trying to get across. Also; Even though the clone may boot (eSATA, Network), if it's not booted to the same PC it came from, the Certification is voided.

I think you are confusing boot from an ISO and boot from an installed OS (clone).
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