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Windows 7: How to install Windows 7 on a portable hard drive

11 Aug 2009   #11
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
IT CANNOT BE DONE.

No se puede hacer. Il ne peut être fait. それはされることができません。Она не может быть сделано. یہ نہیں ہو سکتا ہے. Het kan niet worden gedaan. Nem lehet elvégezni. Nie można zrobić.
Just to make it perfectly clear!




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12 Aug 2009   #12
Nightl3lade

 
 

Nom nom nom
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12 Aug 2009   #13
kxdan

vista
 
 

Direct your installation to your external drive
If that doesn't work. Take out the HDD from your external and swap it with your internal. be carefull

Install W7 on that drive.

Take it back out and put it in your external and try and boot from it.

You'll have to enter BIOS settings and change the Boot order first. Get that USB HDD to the top of the list and hit F10 to save and exit.


plz rep me if this helps
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16 Aug 2009   #14
UNWS

xp, vista
 
 

you could use the instructions on this website to install windows xp How to Install Windows XP on a Portable Hard Disk? – A Tutorial | PC Land andthen upgrade to windows 7 later.
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16 Aug 2009   #15
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Assumes you can boot from USB.

Attach USB ext disk and boot.

<<<<< ***Never gave these results*** >>>>>>

Estimated time on task: 75 minutes or less.
Estimated percentage of wasted time: 100%
I used a different technique and
1. Booted from the USB HDD beast, (Don't remember which way)
2. got the floating flowers,
3. then the white stepladder, then reboot.
GOTO 1.

Estimated time on task: 25 minutes or less.
Estimated percentage of wasted time: 99.1285%

I think it has to do with the registry and the USB drivers, having perused:
disk.sys,
various USB*.inf,
entry someplace of: HKLM\xxxx\services\USB???,BOOTFLAGS,0x 00010003,4 then
"DeviceHackFlags" and in that area...

VHDMP.inf has "Bootflags"=%REG_DWORD_NO_CLOBBER%,2
and SERVICE_DEMAND_START=3
which may be interesting, since he'll boot OK from VHD, etc.

That was 2 months ago - dropped off to torrent iso's,
had to learn that shet too...
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17 Aug 2009   #16
AAIRON

vista eternity
 
 
Use VMWARE

LMAO "CAN'T BE DONE"
I am typing this on a PC that I booted from a 500 GB simpletech Usb hard drive and I am currently running win 7 & on it.
There are several good step by step articles about how it's done, using VMWARE while doing the OS install, fooling the OS into thinking it's installing somewhere else.
I was sceptical but when all is done, I can run this external OS completely independent of my existing vista install.
I doubt that I could take this external HD and simply plug it into another computer, as I believe that the win 7 OS will be looking for certain things, unique to my hardware etc..
I could be wrong there.
But the blanket statement that it can't be done, I assume is just someone being funny.
P.S. I do know that many folks might not want you to know that this can be done easily, Most work for Microsoft LMAO
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17 Aug 2009   #17
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AAIRON View Post
...There are several good step by step articles about how it's done, using VMWARE while doing the OS install, fooling the OS into thinking it's installing somewhere else...
So, post the steps on how to do it. Or, post some links. Or a video of your machine booting.
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17 Aug 2009   #18
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
So, post the steps on how to do it. Or, post some links. Or a video of your machine booting.
Why 'Or' ?

Post 'All' - he's a 'computer professional'...
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17 Aug 2009   #19
AAIRON

vista eternity
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChuckR View Post
Why 'Or' ?

Post 'All' - he's a 'computer professional'...
WTF is that supposed to mean?

Just google the terms I provided kids, and don't be so.....
well for lack of a better term,..... 'Childish'.

Between the two of you, you only total less then two thousand posts LMAO, on an obscure forum at that, So are you proffesionals LOL.
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17 Aug 2009   #20
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AAIRON View Post
WTF is that supposed to mean?

Just google the terms I provided kids, and don't be so.....
well for lack of a better term,..... 'Childish'.

Between the two of you, you only total less then two thousand posts LMAO, on an obscure forum at that, So are you proffesionals LOL.
You cannot add.

Post your links, list the steps or provide video proof. Any will do. What you have provided to this point will not suffice and reflects poorly on you.

No tenured professional SF member is married to an IT belief system. Prove your claim or move on.
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