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Am i install operating system over passport-size USB 500GB ?
if yes , what are the specifications are required ?

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At present you can't install windows to a usb drive without making modifications to the installation files on the installation cd. Its no easy, I've not got it to work yet.

There are instructions on how to do it out there see here for an example:-

http://www.ngine.de/article/id/8

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