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Windows 7: Can a live external hard drive version of wndows7 run on another pc?

13 Feb 2015   #11
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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If you want to carry your OS aroun, install it under VMware Player on an external disk (best is a USB3 attached SSD). VMWare player becomes the host system and you can run it on any system that has VMWare Player installed. You need a product key for that installation. Here are all the systems I run from an external SSD.
yes, I have done that, but it adds another layer, the player.


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13 Feb 2015   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The Player is not really in the way. Big advantage though is that it shields you from any driver problems.
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14 Feb 2015   #13
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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The Player is not really in the way. Big advantage though is that it shields you from any driver problems.
Yes, but another advantage of a true usb boot is say the PC has no working OS installed. Then you could access the files and folders.

How do windows users access files and folders if the OS is damaged or virus infected?
One difficult way which I have done and not just a few times is yank the drive and put it into another PC.
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14 Feb 2015   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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How do windows users access files and folders if the OS is damaged or virus infected?
There are many ways to do that. I have 2 tutorials for my ways:

1. The easy way
2. The sophisticated way - watch my embedded video

But then there is always the live Linux CD option.
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