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Windows 7: Can Windows 10 be installed on a portable USB hard disk?

04 Jan 2016   #1
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 
Can Windows 10 be installed on a portable USB hard disk?

I couldn't find anywhere else to post this question.

Why would you want to install W10 on a portable usb hard diskj you may ask?

Simply because I don't want to ruin my current W7 desktop installation+software configuration

and I would liker to try W10.


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04 Jan 2016   #2
derekimo

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This might be what you are looking for,

Portable OS - Carry your OS on an External Drive
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04 Jan 2016   #3
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

derekimo, thanks for the quick answer. I have looked at the link you posted, according to this screenshot: http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...01-28_2203.png

I can only run Windows 8, Zorin or Zorin for stick but not W10
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04 Jan 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just try 10 in a VM

or get another drive for it.
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04 Jan 2016   #5
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohab View Post
derekimo, thanks for the quick answer. I have looked at the link you posted, according to this screenshot: http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...01-28_2203.png

I can only run Windows 8, Zorin or Zorin for stick but not W10
Windows 10 wasn't even available when that was written, I'm sure it would be the same as windows 8 on that setup.
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05 Jan 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep in cases like this I love this device
Works with 2.5 7200rpm hdd's as well dual boot the safe way
Amazon.com: Vantec 2.5-Inch Dual Bay Trayless SATA III - 6G Mobile Rack (MRK-225S6-BK): Computers & Accessories
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