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mike114

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was wondering.i want to purchase a external harddrive that hooks up to your USB port.can i load windows xp on it.
and have two operating systems on my computer .windows 98se which i have on my computer now and xp on the new external harddive hope you undersatnd what i mean Thanks
 

JohnWill

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I think you'll quickly come to grief trying to run the O/S from the USB hard drive. Some new systems do have USB boot capability, but I suspect that even with USB 2.0 you'll find the performance a bit sluggish.
 
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