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    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.

    Thank you.
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    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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    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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    Thanks for your replies.
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    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.
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    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.

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