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external hdd boot up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ekih, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. ekih

    ekih Thread Starter

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    I have an older computer that I can't afford to replace.
    I have come up with an idea that I want to know if it will work.
    I have a company computer that gets replaced every couple of years or so. It came with a docking station that is not being used.
    I am wondering if I can load up an external hdd with an os and all my stuff. When wanting to use my home computer I could boot up using the external hdd with the laptop in the docking station with my 22in monitor, printer etc hooked up.
    That way my home stuff stays separate from my work stuff.
    Thanks
     
  2. JeffM

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    You CAN do that by setting up a Dual Boot. Look around the net and you will find a small programme that will set it up for you. Then every time you turn on it will ask you which windows you wish to use. Just make sure they both uise the same format i.e.Fat 32 or NTFS
     
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    ekih Thread Starter

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    Thanks
     
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