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I have a laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium. How can I install The full version of Windows Vista Ultimate to an external hard drive without my laptop thinking I want to upgrade it's OS?
Sorry.  should have been more clear on the first post. (Windows Visit Ultimate) is the last in the series of Vista OS,s
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Re: How do I install full Windows OS to external hard drive?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 08:26:50 AM »
XP will not run from an external HDD...this is by design.

It can be done but it's an awful lotta work and is not always successful...
   
 
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Re: How do I install full Windows OS to external hard drive?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 08:59:16 AM »
Windows home ultimate
What is Windows home ultimate?  Is it Vista?  Is it XP?   ???

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Re: How do I install full Windows Vista Ultimate to external hard drive?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009, 02:34:33 PM »
When Patio wrote "XP will not run from an external HDD...this is by design.", he meant to actually write "Windows will not run from an external HDD...this is by design.". Therefore, you have your answer.




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Re: How do I install full Windows Vista Ultimate to external hard drive?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2009, 02:43:42 PM »
Well, I don't think I have an answer; I was asking for clarification from the OP on the OS. I was not implying that any Windows OS other than XP will run from an external HDD.  I was just nit-picking about the erroneous term, "Windows home ultimate", in the OP.     

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Re: How do I install full Windows Vista Ultimate to external hard drive?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2009, 02:47:28 PM »
I was just nit-picking about the erroneous term, "Windows home ultimate", in the OP.     

Well, seems like it got edited, to "Windows Visit Ultimate"....

I meant the OP had his/her answer, i.e. "no can do".



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Re: How do I install full Windows Vista Ultimate to external hard drive?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2009, 02:54:54 PM »
Gotcha!  All's Well That Ends Well.   :D

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Re: How do I install full Windows Vista Ultimate to external hard drive?
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2009, 03:06:01 PM »
"Visit Ultimate"...i may have to go there one of these days...

Is that near Borneo ? ?
   
 
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