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Old 10-21-2008, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default Running an OS from External HD

Hello, my hard drive recently failed and I'm looking to buy a external hard drive. This is probably a really big noob questions but I was wondering if it is possible to run the OS from the external hard drive. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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If your computer can boot from USB then it should be able to.
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Ok thank you for the quick response!
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Just make sure it is set in the BIOS to look at USB as a boot source. And make sure it is before the hard drive if you plan on keeping the hard drive installed. I always do CDROM, Floppy (if it has one), then hard drive, but in your case, do USB instead of hard drive.
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