install xppro to external drive


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off2fla

How can I install xp pro to an external 80 gig hard
drive? I had a HD crash recently and the tech suggested I
set up my xp pro on an external HD so I could still
operate while the HD is replaced.
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

Windows XP can only be installed on an internal drive.
You may wish to find a new "tech".

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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| How can I install xp pro to an external 80 gig hard
| drive? I had a HD crash recently and the tech suggested I
| set up my xp pro on an external HD so I could still
| operate while the HD is replaced.
 
G

Guest

can I at least back up to the external so I dont loose
everything if it happens again? if so what's the easiest
way?
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

Yes, you can backup files to an external drive.

Installing the Backup Program on the Home Version
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#backup_home

HOW TO: Use Backup to Back Up Files and Folders on Your Computer in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308422&Product=winxp

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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| can I at least back up to the external so I dont loose
| everything if it happens again? if so what's the easiest
| way?
 

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