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Old 03-28-2007, 03:41 PM   #1
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can I install windows Vista Home premium Edition to a partition of my external 250 Gigabyte hardrive?Could i set it up so that when my computer starts up I would get a list Saying Win XP pro and win vista Premium and which ever OS I select that one would boot up?

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Old 03-28-2007, 03:46 PM   #2
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Depends if your motherboard supports booting to USB.

The easiest way to choose OSes would be to just put whichever drive first in the boot order.
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Is partitioning your internal drive not an option then?
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:34 PM   #4
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It's a 40GB, so he'd probably need a 100GB for it.
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:40 PM   #5
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My computer can boot from USB, it's a Toshiba. What brand is yours?
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Trivium are you allready running a os of your external drive because if you are i would love to know how you did it, because i would like to also?
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Why not buy another HDD and run it as a slave for your OS, How much space does Vista Use?
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It's a laptop.
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It's a 40GB, so he'd probably need a 100GB for it.
40gb is easily enough for XP and vista, unless he is storing loads of crap on it. Ive got a 60gb drive in my laptop thats got 3 partitions. 1 for XP, 1 for vista, and a storage partition, the storage one is 30gb.
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