Maxtor External Hard Disk

Maxtor / Eda:9ml2a6-326
August 31, 2009 at 13:03:06
Specs: Windows XP
Can an external HD be used to store an operating system on it and then be used to connect individually to each of three PC's?
Replacing the c: drive boot up on the three PC's.

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August 31, 2009 at 13:47:51
No it cannot

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September 1, 2009 at 11:41:59
Windows will only boot on the system that it was installed on. The installation is coded to the hardware and is systemboard specific. Even if you installed Windows on the drive and were able to boot to it the drive would only work on the system it started on.


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