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Windows 7: dual operating systems on 2 hard drives

4 Weeks Ago   #1
GUPPY6970

winmdows 7 pro
 
 
dual operating systems on 2 hard drives

I have a HP desktop with Windows 7 Home installed.
I would like to install Windows 10 Pro on a second external hard drive.
I can not get to the main Hard Drive to disconnect it.
How can I install the second OS with the first OS installed?


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Windows wont install on an external hard drive
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

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4 Weeks Ago   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Awhile back, booting either the DVD or USB MR7 boot, I cloned my internal HDD containing my Windows 7 Professional onto an external USB 1TB HDD; that sucker actually booted up while being attached to one of my two laptops. I quickly restarted and removed that clone and shelved it -- it is only meant as a backup.
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

I would only attempt on USB 3.0 or 3.1 because with 2.0 the bandwidth would be so low that it might be impossible to do anything. You might have better luck running a very lightweight version of linux than Windows.
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

The hardware lover in me is curious why you can't get at the HD. Can you get the cover off the machine? If not, give me the model # and I'll find the manual.
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