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Ronnie848

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    How to Make my external hard drive into a local disk
    « on: March 25, 2016, 03:27:24 PM »
    I have windows 10 and i want to dual boot into windows 7, but i want to use my external hard drive as a local disk in windows 7

    Idk what i did but i went on command prompt and used diskpart and formatted my hard drive into ntfs
    And its taking so long to format

    Pls help

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    Re: How to Make my external hard drive into a local disk
    « Reply #1 on: March 25, 2016, 04:29:49 PM »
    Windows will not boot from an external without a sledgehammer and a full day of tweaking so your wasting your time...
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    Re: How to Make my external hard drive into a local disk
    « Reply #2 on: March 25, 2016, 04:40:30 PM »
    You really should just get another internal disk (assuming this is a desktop) - Windows does not work properly on external drives.  Also, unless your drive and PC support USB 3.0 the interface will limit the speed quite a lot.

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    Re: How to Make my external hard drive into a local disk
    « Reply #3 on: March 25, 2016, 05:56:43 PM »
    The only practical way to use an external drive to boot windows is to prise open the case and remove the drive (assuming it is a sata/ide drive with an adapter) and fit in into a spare bay in your PC as an internal drive. You might as well keep it as an external and buy another internal drive.