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Windows 7: Can you install Windows 7 to a SD card?

07 Sep 2009   #11
Antman

 

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Better question, what's the point?
Because it's there...
Oh, hell yeah!

A properly motivated individual can accomplish anything.


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07 Sep 2009   #12
chuckr

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChuckR View Post
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Better question, what's the point?
Because it's there...
Oh, hell yeah!

A properly motivated individual can accomplish anything.
lol
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07 Sep 2009   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Besides having 7 installed on any external drive or device you can simply have 7 as a boot option when attaching a vhd in the Disk Management tool. Once 7 goes afterwards it will become a new boot entry. Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot

For external usb hard drives one thing found out about installing any OS onto those even when removed from the external housing for use inside the case ia that the OS installed will run right into problems. When they say "storage" that's precisely what the drives are good for while programs you install will either run into snags or won't perform there like you expect to see with a regular internal model.

The model series is the main problem. With WD the Green Power drives removed and installed internally serve well for storage and run poorly for Windows especially. For portable VM apps by way of usb you lose out on access to your main drives with the exceptions of floppy and the dvd drive used there unless you can attach the vhd itself in the DM.
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07 Sep 2009   #14
Christopher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

Great, thanks for the feedback. Looks like it is time for an SSD then.
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07 Sep 2009   #15
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Glad to have some to pass your way! It's also one reason why I like having a second monitor for things like that!


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08 Sep 2009   #16
Christopher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

I used to do the dual monitor thing too, not just running on a 40" Toshiba 1080p setup ... HTPC at it's best.
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08 Sep 2009   #17
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckr View Post
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Better question, what's the point?
"Because it's there..."
Good answer.
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08 Sep 2009   #18
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I have a tendency to invent it if it's not there just to see what happens!

When the XP mode was first seen I simply had to find out if Vista and later the upgrade to 7 would work as well on the new Virtual PC.
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09 Sep 2009   #19
Christopher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

If you build, they will come.

If you don't build it, they will still come and then take credit for building it.
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09 Sep 2009   #20
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

And just think, that's only an understatement there!
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