How to boot from external USB hard drive easiest way?
i know how to boot from USB flash drives (how to enable it in BIOS), but i was not able to boot from my external HDD.
The computer on which im trying to boot has UEFI BIOS UTILITY version 2.10.1208 from 2012
I was able to get into boot menu where i seen all internal HDDs, CDROM but not external drive. Even drive is spinning up (to get recognized) before entering BIOS.
Can be problem that i connecting it via front panel of the PC? USB flash drives always worked there..
I was thinking if there is not any program i can load onto bootamble flash and it will then allow loading OS from my ext. drive), but cant google anything
About external USB drive
The ext. drrive im trying to boot is 3.5. Maxtor basics 1TB budget external drive i created new partition on it, marked Active and Primary and installed Vista 32bit on it. It was bootamble when used as internal drive, but when im trying to boot it as external drive on this PC, it fails (is nto recognized in boot menu even its spinning up to be recognized)
My aim is to have Windows OS on an external (portable) drive (i have DVD,flash,HDD). Drive must be capable of saving data (around 20GB of data including OS). I will be using it the way that there will be minimum writing cycles and i do not care much about slow boot time.