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You may install an Operating System on any External Storage Device by following the detailed steps mentioned in the link below:
http://www.ehow.com/how_4853479_operating-system-external-hard-drive.html
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How to Install an Operating System on an External USB Hard Drive:



You may have an external hard drive you want to use for more than just document backup.
In this situation, you can install an operating system onto your external hard drive. By doing so, you will be able to run your external hard drive as a fully functional operating system.
If your primary hard drive ever crashes, you will have a backup option unavailable to those who simply use their external hard drives as file and document backup.

1) Plug your external Hard Drive into your Computer using the USB cable. Insert the installation disk for your Operating System into the CD/DVD Drive. Turn on or restart your Computer.

2) Boot from the installation disk. You may have to press a key once prompted to boot from the installation disk.

3) Accept the license terms and conditions. Read through these carefully if you wish to understand your legal rights as a user. If you disagree with these terms and conditions, you may want to purchase a different Operating System.

4) Choose your destination drive. Your external Hard Drive will likely be the E: or F: drive. By default, the C: will represent your main Hard Drive and the D: will usually represent your CD/DVD Drive.

5) Begin the installation. Your external Hard Drive will install the Operating System. You will now be able to run that Operating System off of your external hard drive.


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I turned off my computer all of a sudden before it saved settings.the next time i turned on my computer, all icons were not there and windows installer is not working. micro soft office is also not...


Maybe you can try this.....IF you have Windows 7 Operating System...AND If you have previously made an "External Start-up /Repair Disk" for your PC....While the PC is running, insert it into your external CD-ROM disk drive, then shut down/restart your PC. I have had to use this external Startup/Repair Disk several times with my Windows 7 system when it had problems...or the PC just would not boot up....and it corrected my Win7 operating system start-up system / software problems successfully. Hope fully your PC Bios "setup" is setup to go look at the external drive during startup mode to see if their is a "boot" disk in there. Your PC Manual should tell you how to change the PC Bios system Setup so that when you start it up, the PC will look at the external CD-ROM drive for the presence of a boot-up start program like the Windows External Start/Repair disk.

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How to install os in usb hard disk


First plug your external hard drive "disk" into your computer using your USB cable. Then insert your CD/DVD in your CD/DVD Drive "D, or E, or F" that are define in your system and turn off your computer and On your System "computer". Then boot form the installation disk. Begin the installation so that the hard drive will install the operating system. Then accept the license terms and conditions. Then choose your destination drive."By default, the C: will represent your main hard drive and the D: will usually represent your CD/DVD drive. So your external hard drive will be the E: or F: drive. "And you will now able to run that operating system."
N.B: "You will be able to run your external hard drive as a fully functional operating system. If your primary hard drive ever crashes, you will have a backup option unavailable to those who simply use their external hard drives as file and document backup."
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How to make an external operating system?


You may install the Operating System on any External Storage Device by following the detailed steps mentioned in the link below:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4853479_operating-system-external-hard-drive.html
Hope this helps.


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Yes. Its possible.
  • Step 1: Analyze the system requirements of the Windows operating system. Windows XP requires 1.5 gigabytes of free hard drive space. Windows Vista requires 20 gigabytes (for the Home Basic edition) or 50 gigabytes (for all other editions). The system requirements for older, outdated versions of the Windows operating system, such as Windows Me and Windows 98, can be found on the official Microsoft Windows Web site (link in the Resources section).
  • Step 2 :Connect the external hard drive to the computer with which you plan to use the hard drive. Use the hard drive's original cables included by the drive's manufacturer. It does not matter what connectivity standard you use. Windows will automatically detect the external hard drive.
  • Step 3: Click the Start menu in the lower left-hand corner of the PC screen and select My Computer.
  • Step 4: Right-click the icon for the external hard drive. Click Format from the pop-up menu. Format the external hard drive in the NTSF format.
  • Step 5: Insert the original Windows installation disk into your computer's CD-ROM drive. Close the Installation Wizard when it appears on the screen.
  • Step 6: Return to the My Computer window from Step 3. Write down the drive letters assigned to the CD-ROM drive and the drive of your external hard drive. For the sake of this article, we will use the example of D:\\ being the external hard drive and E:\\ being the CD-ROM drive. These are typically the letters assigned to CD-ROM and external drives in the Windows operating system.
  • Step 7: Click the Start menu button and select Run.
  • Step 8: Type "E:\I386\winnt32.exe /syspart:D: /tempdrive:D: /makelocalsource /noreboot" (without quotation marks) and click OK. This launches the Windows installer file on the Windows installation disk in drive E:\\ and commands it to install on the D:\\ drive (your external hard drive). The Windows Installer Wizard screen will appear. (Change the Drive Letter as in your Machine)
  • Step 9: Select the Full Install option in the Windows Installer Wizard. You will then be guided through the Windows installation disk. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation. Depending on the speed of your computer's processor, this may take several hours. Be prepared to enter important information, such as your Windows registration key to register your copy of the Windows operating system. Do not close the installation window until the installation process is complete.
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Step 10 Shut down the computer and disconnect the external hard drive. You can now use the external hard drive to boot up another computer using the installed copy of the Windows operating system.

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