Installing Win XP on an External USB HD.

March 26, 2012 at 10:39:55
Specs: XP
I have an HPmini with bad HD, and would like to install WinXP on an external USB HD to operate the system from.
Any ideas how to install win XP on an external USB HD?

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#1
March 26, 2012 at 11:04:20

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#2
March 26, 2012 at 11:13:56
I guess I would need to purchase an external CD drive to install win XP on the new HD. I thought about copying the Win XP CD on the external USB HD, connect it to the HP mini and install WinXP on the external USB HD, so I can always boot up and run the system from it.

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#3
March 26, 2012 at 11:28:05
Microsoft has never supported installing Windows to an external drive. While it may be possible to do so in some cases it is not really a practical solution. It is best avoided.

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