Place Windows on external hard disk

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Can I place Windows on an external hard disk?
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  • AndreaF
    You don't add enough information to really get a grasp on what you are asking. Can you put Windows on an external hard disk? Absolutely. Can you run it from said external hard disk? Not likely. That is like asking of you can put an engine in your utility trailer, then use the trailer to pull your car.
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  • ToddN2000
    I assume you are looking to have a portable Windows OS running from an external disk. I would say not likely. It's too tightly integrated to run on multiple machines as they can all be slightly configured differently and already have their own OS in place.
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  • BruceWayne
    Maybe a Live Windows could do the job for you (but we don't know what you want do exactly so..)
    http://getintopc.com/softwares/operating-systems/windows-7-live-cd-free-download/

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  • Subhendu Sen
    What is the cause that you want to install windows on external hdd. Have you an original windows in hand. What version is there. Please reveal more to get proper reply.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Likely so – you can install Windows on just about anything. It depends on your specific situation. More details would be helpful.
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  • kerryblake
    Hi there,

    maybe this tutorial can help you out:
    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7-to-usb-external-hard-drive-must-read/
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