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Installing Windows 7 to a USB harddisk

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Old 01-07-2010
Win7Usb
 

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Installing Windows 7 to a USB harddisk
Hi,
I'm tryingto install Win 7 to a USB harddisk but I'm getting an error
message saying that Win 7 can not be installed on a USB drive. Microsoft
support people say it could be done, but they would not offer help. Has
anyone an idea?

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Old 01-07-2010
DL
 

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Re: Installing Windows 7 to a USB harddisk
google, or post to a win7 forum

"Win7Usb" <Win7Usb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:439C303E-FC66-49D7-B932-50C43ACC25B1@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I'm tryingto install Win 7 to a USB harddisk but I'm getting an error
> message saying that Win 7 can not be installed on a USB drive. Microsoft
> support people say it could be done, but they would not offer help. Has
> anyone an idea?
>



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Old 01-07-2010
Dominic Payer
 

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Re: Installing Windows 7 to a USB harddisk
It can be installed from a USB flash disk, but not to a USB disk.


On 07/01/2010 08:50, Win7Usb wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm tryingto install Win 7 to a USB harddisk but I'm getting an error
> message saying that Win 7 can not be installed on a USB drive. Microsoft
> support people say it could be done, but they would not offer help. Has
> anyone an idea?
>

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Old 01-07-2010
PvdG42
 

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Re: Installing Windows 7 to a USB harddisk

"Win7Usb" <Win7Usb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:439C303E-FC66-49D7-B932-50C43ACC25B1@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I'm tryingto install Win 7 to a USB harddisk but I'm getting an error
> message saying that Win 7 can not be installed on a USB drive. Microsoft
> support people say it could be done, but they would not offer help. Has
> anyone an idea?
>


Here are the Win 7 forums:

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...egory/windows7

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...egory/w7itpro/


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Old 01-09-2010
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Re: Installing Windows 7 to a USB harddisk

"Win7Usb" <Win7Usb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:439C303E-FC66-49D7-B932-50C43ACC25B1@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I'm tryingto install Win 7 to a USB harddisk but I'm getting an error
> message saying that Win 7 can not be installed on a USB drive. Microsoft
> support people say it could be done, but they would not offer help. Has
> anyone an idea?
>


Just like Windows XP and Vista before it, you can not install the operating
system onto a USB (or any other external) drive. The installation program
won't allow it. What I suspect the MS people thought you were doing is
attempting to install Win 7 FROM a USB drive.

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