how do i put windows onto a external hdd when

January 14, 2011 at 23:45:01
Specs: Windows XP
i have bent the connector pins on my laptop hdd, & wasx told to buy a external hdd, & reload windows onto that, but when loading windows onto the laptop, it keeps telling me it cannot format the hdd. any help appreciated. thanks

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#1
January 15, 2011 at 00:45:15
U can not install windows onto xternal device. Use that external hdd for storage and buy 2.5 internal hdd for windows.

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#2
January 15, 2011 at 04:41:47
Microsoft has never supported installing any version of Windows on an external drive. Replace the internal drive and install Windows on that.

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#3
January 15, 2011 at 07:52:26
How did you bend the pins on the HDD? Obviously it had to be removed from the laptop for that to happen, so why did you remove it in the 1st place? Have you considered carefully straightening the pins then reinstalling it in the laptop?

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