Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear
Are trying to copy Windows 7 to external drive or move it to a external dive? I know of no advantage to do either one. Using a external source of storage to back up your system make seance. If by chance you want to copy the operating system only to a external hdd, to me that is like making copies of the O.E. c/d and I don't believe that is legal.
Not copy: install. Put the installation media in, start the setup, point it at the external HD, click Start.
Again it's not a pressing need to do so, just a "so what happens if..." question.