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hdd problem

By barryboyle0
Mar 19, 2005
  1. Can any one shed some light on how to install an operating system onto my external hdd
     
  2. nellakita

    nellakita TS Rookie Posts: 45

    first of all what (os) do you want to install mac linux xp?
     
  3. barryboyle0

    barryboyle0 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i am trying to install xp pro
     
  4. nellakita

    nellakita TS Rookie Posts: 45

    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
     
  5. barryboyle0

    barryboyle0 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    is it possible to use my application and recovery discs that came with my laptop
     
  6. nellakita

    nellakita TS Rookie Posts: 45

    yes you can
     
  7. barryboyle0

    barryboyle0 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sorry to keep bothering you but can you explain how to use these discs
     
  8. nellakita

    nellakita TS Rookie Posts: 45

    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
     
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