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02-Apr-2012, 02:59 AM #1
How to install Windows 2008 on External Hard Disk???
Hello

I have windows 7 installed on my PC

and I have another HDD which I connect to my pc through USB

How can I install Windows 2008 R2 Server on the external HDD ?


I tried puttin' the Windows CD on my pc and chose to install it on the external Hard Disk's Drive but it gave me an error

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02-Apr-2012, 08:12 AM #2
Isn't the error message pretty self explanatory?
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02-Apr-2012, 08:17 AM #3
Indeed. You can't......just out of curiosity, why would you want to?
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02-Apr-2012, 08:21 AM #4
I want to install the Windows server on the external usb HDD because I'm using Win7 on my current pc and need to work a lil bit on win2k8

the external HDD is IDE and my current inside hdd is Sata

I don't know what to do!
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02-Apr-2012, 09:03 AM #5
you can shrink your current volume x: and install into the portion you shrinked
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02-Apr-2012, 09:39 AM #6
Install Microsoft's Virtual PC and install Server 2008 on a virtual machine.
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Hello

Rockn can u plz explain more about how to do that? and on which driver shall I install that?

I am totally new to win2k8 R2 server ... and doing all of this to get some experience

I just Baught the windows CD ...

Thank u
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02-Apr-2012, 11:32 AM #8
What version of Windows 7 do you have? What are your system specs? Is this just for testing? Windows Server 2008 R2 licenses are very expensive. You wouldn't have purchased a "CD" (actually a DVD since it's much larger than a CD).

Drives are where you install operating systems, software, and store data. Drivers are software.
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02-Apr-2012, 12:08 PM #9
GO to Microsoft.com and download Virtual PC and install it. You can then create a new Virtual Machine (virtual computer) and a virtual hard disk. Once this is done you can boot the new VM and install the Server OS onto the virtual hard drive. Thre are thousands of tutorials on the internet. Google is your friend.
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02-Apr-2012, 12:53 PM #10
I got the DVD kit from Microsoft license Dubai

I have Core i3 and 2 TB Hard Disk partitioned into C: and D:

I have windows 7 Ultimate
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Rockn:

So

1- I will install Virtual Pc.exe
2- Will setup it on my pc using windows 7 (would it make any problem to my windows 7 or HDD) ?
3- then I will put the DVD and install the Windows 2008 R2 on ... which partition?

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02-Apr-2012, 01:03 PM #11
"Microsoft license Dubai" is not any company or entity I've heard of. If you purchased this directly from Microsoft for $1000+, I would assume you want to do more than run it on a VM on a desktop.

It also seems a bit odd that you paid $1000+ for a Windows Server operating system and have no idea how to use a virtual desktop application.
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02-Apr-2012, 01:33 PM #12
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"Microsoft license Dubai" is not any company or entity I've heard of.
Ditto here........is there a link for it? I couldn't find anything on Google.......
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02-Apr-2012, 02:26 PM #13
I paid 3000$ for that and its a shop for Microsoft products in Dubai Mall

Microsoft Gulf FZ - LLC
Building no. 8
Dubai Internet City
P. O. Box 52244
Dubai - UAE
+971 (4) 391 7000
mtcdub@microsoft.com
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what about my questions? isn't this a helping forum? I'm newbie to this windows, so what? is it a shame?

I wanted to invest with it and learn

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02-Apr-2012, 02:36 PM #14
Windows Server isn't usually sold in stores. Which one did you buy it in?
http://www.thedubaimall.com/en/shop/...rs.html?type=1

What is "DOR"? The UAE uses the Emirati dirham. I can use a currency converter too. $1,000 is a rough estimate for a base license. Your round number of "3,000" is a bit suspicious as well.

This site helps with legitimate software purchased legally. Why did you spend so much money on a server operating system only to try to install it on a desktop virtualization system?
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02-Apr-2012, 02:41 PM #15
I'm a web developer and I am in need to learn new stuff in IT in which I chose Windows Server and the easiest way for me is to buy one and install it and try on it LIVE

as for why I pay such money..because I can !!?

Now if you would return to my questions and help me I will thank you..If not, then thank you also !
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