Dual Boot System



MOE
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
I recently installed an external Hard Drive for back up purposes. This works
fine using the XP back up program, however, I would like to install Windows
XP on the external drive and transfer files between drives and have the
option to boot from either drive. I would also like to partition both drives
with DOS and windows XP. Is this possible? Any suggestions or pointers
appreciated.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
Windows XP cannot be installed on an external drive,
only an internal drive. External drives are designed for
file storage and backups only.

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
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"MOE" wrote:

| I recently installed an external Hard Drive for back up purposes. This works
| fine using the XP back up program, however, I would like to install Windows
| XP on the external drive and transfer files between drives and have the
| option to boot from either drive. I would also like to partition both drives
| with DOS and windows XP. Is this possible? Any suggestions or pointers
| appreciated.


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