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Windows 7: New computer will not allow me to install different OS on external HD

21 Dec 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.

Thanks for the reply
I did disable the secure boot plus the fast start option, even then there seemed to be no choice of boot options .

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 New computer will not allow me to install different OS on external HD

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