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Windows 7: Seagate Ext USB Hard Drive -How to make bootable?

08 Jul 2010   #1

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
Seagate Ext USB Hard Drive -How to make bootable?

I'm sure this has been kicked to pieces.. How do I make my usb-connected hard drive bootable? or what is the BEST way, so that it would be useful to both 64-bit and 32-bit systems???

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08 Jul 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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I'm sure this has been kicked to pieces.. How do I make my usb-connected hard drive bootable? or what is the BEST way, so that it would be useful to both 64-bit and 32-bit systems???

Windows 7 will not install & boot from a USB external HD. You would have to partition an internal HD with the other version you want to dual boot. See our tutorials section.
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08 Jul 2010   #3

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

Search the this forums for how to make a bootable flash drive and it is exactly the same ...good luck
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08 Jul 2010   #4

 

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I'm sure this has been kicked to pieces.. How do I make my usb-connected hard drive bootable? or what is the BEST way, so that it would be useful to both 64-bit and 32-bit systems???
Zapp, I used my bios to arrange the boot priority, however if you are thinking of using an external to install an OS you are out of luck!
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08 Jul 2010   #5

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

no problemo with the BIOS setup. i'm there.
was hoping [duck....] i could get one of the linuxes to boot from ext hdd. its easy with a mem stick.....

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
I'm sure this has been kicked to pieces.. How do I make my usb-connected hard drive bootable? or what is the BEST way, so that it would be useful to both 64-bit and 32-bit systems???
Zapp, I used my bios to arrange the boot priority, however if you are thinking of using an external to install an OS you are out of luck!
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08 Jul 2010   #6

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You will probably get one of the Linux distros to boot up via usb connected HD.

It is trickier to install windows to a usb HD - not impossible as some would have you believe. Can't see the point , tho.
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08 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
i could get one of the linuxes to boot from ext hdd. its easy with a mem stick.....
If you want to play around with Linux without hosing your main OS, either virtualize it, or run one of the distros as a LiveCD, like Ubuntu.
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08 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

I agree with SIW2, cant quite see the point. However, if the topic fascinates you, see this page. There are 4 different stickies on that topic.

Windows 7 - Boot Land
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08 Jul 2010   #9

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

excellent. thanks mate!
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