Possible to install and run W7 on an M2 drive in a USB3 adapter?


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    Win7Ultimate
       #1

    Possible to install and run W7 on an M2 drive in a USB3 adapter?


    Is this possible? Would it work?
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  2. Posts : 15,719
    7 X64
       #2

    It is possible to run win to go win7. It will be slow via usb3
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    Win7Ultimate
    Thread Starter
       #3

    OK. But it'd be faster than a regular SATA HDD, wouldn't it?
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    7 X64
       #4

    try it and find out.

    aomei and ( i think ) easeus both have a function which can create win7 to go, maybe only in the paid versions.

    you could instead use winntsetup

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  5. Posts : 376
    Win7Ultimate
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks, I'll try it.
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  6. Posts : 6,776
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC
       #6

    WinToUSB will do it too.

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    But, if this is a new install without USB 3.0 drivers those will have to be slipstreamed into your Windows install media with DISM or NTLite. I'd have to supply instructions if this is the case. I'm really only familiar with NTLite.
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    Windows 7 HP 64
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    Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware specs. It will help us to help you
    System Info - See Your System Specs

    Why don't you install on a PCIe card?
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