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Booting win 7 from an external hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Geekthis, Aug 8, 2019.

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  1. Geekthis

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    My question is ; If I have a clean windows seven install on a hard drive and I convert it to an external hard drive, can that hard drive be booted from via usb?
     
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    An internal drive will boot if you install Windows 7 on it the normal way, best to do it with the other internal drive disconnected.

    You will have run the Windows 10 startup repair after reconnecting the 2nd drive and booting it so it 'sees' Windows 7 and adds it to the boot menu.
     
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