Re: Can I run Vista on one of those little external hard drives (dual boot mode w/ XP on an internal HD)
On Wed, 7 May 2008 21:02:49 -0600, "Colin Barnhorst"
>You cannot do it with an external usb or firewire connection but you can
>with a SATA enclosure if your computer has an external eSATA port built in.
>While this is common with desktops it is very rare with notebooks and I
>seriously doubt that your wife's notebook has an eSATA port.
You're right. Thanks!
>"PW" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> I am curious if Vista can be run from one of those portable external
>> hard drives that I see in Staples, etc... rather than have to install
>> another internal hard drive. I want to dual-boot with XP (already
>> installed on an internal HD) and it would also be great if I can bring
>> that external HD with us when we travel and hook it up to my wife's XP
>> laptop and be able to boot up in Vista too. We need something for
>> testing our software in Vista.