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Xp bootable from any computer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Tallships, Jan 8, 2011.

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  1. Tallships

    Tallships Thread Starter

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    Is it imposable to install windows XP on a external hard drive and have it boot on any computer you connect too and is so could you explain why
     
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    Yes. XP is very hardware particular and won't socialize when massive hardware changes take place, such as what you propose. That's by design so that you must buy an operating system for each hardware setup.
     
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    Yeah, surferdude2's response basically sums it up. :D
     
  4. Tallships

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    by chance do you know if anyone has tried to work around this problem
     
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    I'm not sure, you could try to look up some stuff on Google if you like.

    But as far as I know, Windows needs drivers for all the hardware, etc. Like he said, it's hardware specific so I can't imagine you being able to boot it off an external drive to whatever computer you like.
     
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