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Windows 7: dual booting using external harddisk

16 Apr 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimatex64
dual booting using external harddisk


i am trying to boot windows server installed in external harddisk from my windows 7 pc but when iam trying to do so it my pc is flashing blue screen and my pc reboots with win 7 i wanted to know how to solve this problem


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16 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 home premium x64

Have you had any error messages ? I ask because Win server setup does not support configuration of USB or firewire ports, so the installation theoretically should fail during 'select partition' to install to.
What else can you tell us ?
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16 Apr 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP


You cannot boot a Windows OS from USB external. It would need to be eSATA.
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16 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

If you have enough memory, just virtualize the second OS.
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