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    Boot from external hard drive

    Is it possible to boot from an external hard drive and even install Windows XP on an external hard drive ? Can you confirm this ?

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    Re: Boot from external hard drive

    I bought external hard drive is about 6 months and I just used to make backups from Windows XP. I have not even thought to the fact that we can install an operating system on an external hard drive (I did not use). Can i install Windows XP on the external hard disk like a normal installation of XP ?

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    Re: Boot from external hard drive

    You can boot from external hard drive and even install Windows XP but you need to reconfigure some key registry settings in order to do it. I think 25 different registry keys that have to be altered in order to use an USB or flash drive as a bootable.

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