April 7th, 2012, 02:35 PM
Running windows from external wireless hard drive
Hello I would like to know if it is possible to install windows on an external, wireless, hard disk?
So that when I start the computer up I will have the option of running the operating system from the wireless hard disk or from the local hard disk in the computer.
April 7th, 2012, 04:06 PM
I don't know for sure, but my guess is no you can't, unless your external drive is detected by your hardware bios and available to boot like any other external drive.
Also I don't know if Windows has a live version that lets you boot from an external drive.
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April 7th, 2012, 05:13 PM
I'm afraid not. Such a task requires your PC to find the wireless drive at boot and unfortunately, you need to be booted into Windows to locate the wireless devices. Is an interesting idea though
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April 9th, 2012, 01:54 PM
April 14th, 2012, 04:10 AM
I'm not sure why you would want to do this in the first place, as it would likely make the whole system run slower.
April 30th, 2012, 03:40 AM
Windows 7 don't have a portable version so you can't boot from from external source. And if it will be possible it's still too much slow than normal hard drive. I don't know someone who want slower system.