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

17 Aug 2009   #21
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AAIRON View Post
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.
Between the two of them they total more than 2000 post.

The majority of those posts have helped many desperate users on their way.

By the way, if they are not professionals in your eyes, what are you by your own standards? You made what? 2 posts?

You are here for the first time, and you don't know who is who, so you might be a little less smug, and just provide everyone here with the details of your claim.

That namely is the purpose of this thread. To establish if it can be done or not.

So if it's not too much to ask, would you kindly enlighten us on how you managed to get Win7 working on an external drive, or provide us with the resources/links where you learned it.

Thank you.


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17 Aug 2009   #22
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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.

Aairon

I might suggest as a newer member you check the sites rules in the general section. We are here to co-operate and dont view derisiveness well. I never get hostile, because it accomplishes nothing.

So lets play nice

Ken
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17 Aug 2009   #23
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

(snif..snif..) I detect the foul odor of a troll ..
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17 Aug 2009   #24
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AAIRON View Post
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.
I wonder if we are going to get in trouble,
once MS finds out we are an obscure forum.

<-- look at us! And we call our selves professionals!!??
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17 Aug 2009   #25
Antman

 

Regarding the issue of booting from USB, I would love to be proven wrong. Sincerely. I tried my best to be polite - and you know, it don't come easy. Thank you guys for holding me to a higher standard.
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17 Aug 2009   #26
Antman

 

And he called Chuck and me "kids". We are among the oldest here.
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17 Aug 2009   #27
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 
Re-use of code:

Re-use of code:

Dim UserPosts, As integer
Dim UserSmug, As Value
Dim moron As value

If UserPosts < 10 And UserSmug = True Then
moron = true

Else
moron = false
End If

If moron = true Then Ignore
Else Help
End if
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17 Aug 2009   #28
Antman

 

NightHawk offers a valid address. Win7 installed to SDHC how?

His example of the VHD is not an example of Windows booting from USB. In the scenario described, an OS is already booted. Furthermore, it does not address the goal.

Can you run a Windows virtual machine from a VHD stored on a USB device and called from an existing boot? Yes. Can you install Windows on a USB device? No.

I do not even... well for lack of a better term... grok the point of the exersize (sic).

I do like the string "Dim Moron".
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18 Aug 2009   #29
chuckr

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Can you install Windows on a USB device? No.
I'm guessing you specifically mean Windows 7/Vista, here...

I boot XP Pro regularly from USB attached HDDs and/or Sandisk sticks (slow
as molasses, but 100% XP Pro, ready to repair, when/if nec.)...

I install to them using my 'homemade' Installation DVD, since the
Gateway DVD always reformats my HDD_0 and requires 'activation'.
After 'hitting the limit' on activating, I thought I'd try something else.
No more XP 30-day hassles.

XP USB HDD mods came from here:
http://www.ngine.de/index.jsp?pageid=4176
The essence of it might be related to W7, for "boot-ability".
For "install-ability", that's probably a different story...

Quote:
IT CANNOT BE DONE.
No se puede hacer. Il ne peut ętre 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.
Ahh,
Love a challenge...
очень хорошо!
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18 Aug 2009   #30
Antman

 

Chuckle. I so want to learn this. Latest obstacle...


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