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booting from usb hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 808, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. 808

    808 Nibble Poster

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    is it possible to boot win xp from a usb hard disk.
     
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  2. Gaz 45

    Gaz 45 Kilobyte Poster

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    Good question, unfortunately I have no idea. I'll be very interested in the answer though.. :)
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    In theory it is possible, as long as you can boot from the USB device.

    I found this which explains how to do it.

    8)

    EDIT: I just realised that the link I posted is for booting to a USB stick, and not USB Disk.
     
  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I just found this:

    From a simple google search here . Looks athough it isn't possible after all.

    :(
     
  5. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    I would have thought it depends on the BIOS to be honest. I can't see why XP per se wouldn't boot as a hard drive is a hard drive.

    My BIOS lists my LACIE as an option to boot. When i get five i'll see if it will boot from it......
     
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