Solved Starting Windows with USB thumb drive

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May 2, 2012 at 18:15:55
Specs: Windows 7, 2G
Hi

Is it possible to start up windows with a USB thumb drive instead of a SATA HD, if so is it faster ?, since it's cheaper to buy a USB thumb drive than a SATA HD, I was thinking of replacement all the netbooks with USB thumbs, I don't want it to be a bootable windows 7 USB drive, I want it to actually use the USB as the bootable OS. Has anyone done this?

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#1
May 2, 2012 at 18:27:06
Possible. Not faster at all. USB is a poor choice for any sort of use other than trivial data.

Hang up and live.


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#2
May 2, 2012 at 19:46:53
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Flash drives are not sufficiently reliable to do this for serious purposes. These devices are designed for use as a data interchange media. Use it for anything else at peril for your data.

Also note that Microsoft does not support installing Windows to an external drive.


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#3
May 3, 2012 at 05:20:38
"thinking of replacement all the netbooks with USB thumbs"

An all around bad idea.


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#4
May 3, 2012 at 06:22:33
Ok, looks like I might have to go SSD to speed up the starting of windows and usage.

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