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Operating System on External Hard Drive

Owen

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If I bought a USB 3.0 external hard drive for my X51 R1 is it possible to install and run either Windows 7 or 8 off it so I could then use the internal 1TB drive for all my data?
 

yikes81

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You would have to check if your BIOS recognizes the external hdd and can set it in boot priority.

I'm not sure this can happen. But I haven't checked in a while. I thought the only boot options were internal hdd, dvd or USB.

Why can't you do it the other way? Boot from the internal hdd and use the external for all your data?

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