how to install vista on an external hard driv

June 1, 2011 at 07:28:05
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a laptop with no hard drive(slot is broken etc etc) i still want to use this laptop as its working properly. Thats why i want to install Windows Vista on an external hard drive connected via a USB. Unfortunately the OS says it cant be installed on an external hard drive. Any help please?

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#1
June 1, 2011 at 12:46:58
MS doesn't want you to do that.

Get an internal drive. I'd guess if you read the eula it might say you can't install it like that.

Now one can install it to a iscsi target, dunno how that is different.

There have been some web pages that tell how to do what you want.

I would install linux to the usb drive and run a virtual machine for vista.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
June 1, 2011 at 17:35:04
'I have a laptop with no hard drive(slot is broken etc etc)'
Did you read that Jefro? Just thought I'd pass that your way....;-)

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#3
June 2, 2011 at 18:30:09
So I said. "Get an internal drive."


1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#4
June 3, 2011 at 14:08:39
OK, I see that now.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
August 28, 2011 at 05:14:48
So what other options do I have?

Basically Ive lost the connector used to connect the hard drive to the laptop's socket. Ive looked for such a connector but I couldnt find one, even a few laptop repair shops couldnt find it for me.

So what do I do. I mean is that laptop useless only because of a stupid connector?


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#6
August 28, 2011 at 07:44:00
You could install Linux on it - I'm pretty sure that will install happily on an external drive - Ubuntu is probably the easiest to get going with.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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