Can any one shed some light on how to install an operating system onto my external hdd
first of all what (os) do you want to install mac linux xp?
i am trying to install xp pro
if your are installing xp onto the external hdd you just install it as you would on the comp but first you would have to change a setting or two in the bios first If you want to start from the external hardrive you will need to enable the boot order correctly in BIOS (it may appear as "unknown device"). then this should allow you to install on the external hdd and boot
is it possible to use my application and recovery discs that came with my laptop
yes you can
sorry to keep bothering you but can you explain how to use these discs
no no your not bothering me this is why im on this site to help and learn from others
anyway your talking about the os dics?
you need to elaborate alittle more more input needed