How to boot using usb

By 6swans
Jan 25, 2006
  1. I would like to know if its possible to boot a pc using a external HD and a usb connection. I have an external HD with winxp home edition and it connects via usb. How do I use it to boot a pc with a p3,733mgh,384mbram,cd,floppy but no HD. I have tried bios booting from c,d,e,f,g,scsi and any combo my bios has. I know I could easily take HD and install inside machine but I want to see if its possible to boot from usb. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Yes, you can boot your PC from an USB device if your BIOS and the OS used support it. I have run DOS and NetBSD off a flash drive no problem.

    No, Windows XP cannot boot or run from an USB drive because some fundamental OS design features.
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,591   +388

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