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Does anyone know how to put Windows XP Pro Sp2 on External HDD

By Rukasuzu
Mar 17, 2008
  1. Dear Support
    Does anyone know how I can put Windows Xp Pro SP2 on an External HDD?
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Let's see now.. How about we use this huge search box at the top of this very web page and type in some magic words like "install windows xp usb drive". I know this sounds utopical, but I have a feeling that you just might get an answer from there..
     
  3. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 174

    Hey I found something hehe

    I will try later on today
    This lil thing seems easy, I can hope it will work thought :)

    Darn If I could I would post the topic but dunno how to post the link :(
     
  4. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 174

    The problem is now I get a blue screen By the way setup won't even load

    I have did as they instructed it copied fine , the setup won't even load and I set it to Primary Active NTFS heh, "it" gives me blue screen hehe
    It just adds to boot.ini
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
     
  5. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 174

    I did with the cd Boot up and install on External didn work

    I boot it up With the cd Formatted it And copy it Now when I restart it it didn't work
    All I did was messed up my boot.ini, so what I did to get back to win I'm atm I did this in recovery console, bootcfg /rebuild click yes and type /FastDetect You could try hitting enter, then I edited my boot.ini so it be back at normal like it was before :)
    But still no xp yet I will try Wednesday
     
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