Boot to xp on ext drive.

  craig7645 17:02 PM 21 Jan 12
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Can anyone tell me how, from a Sony Viao laptop running Win 7 home Premium, can I install XP on an ext USB hdd and boot into XP from that drive? I want to run msx flight sim and some older add-ons that only run on XP.

  KRONOS the First 17:04 PM 21 Jan 12

You cannot.

  craig7645 17:09 PM 21 Jan 12

Thanks for the quick reply. Darn it! Any other ideas to solve it?

  KRONOS the First 17:09 PM 21 Jan 12

Posted before I finished.This site is a mess. Anyway I think your game will run fine on Windows 7. I use Windows 7 64BIT and I have 84 games installed going back years,a couple might have needed the odd tweak but overall no problems.

That also applies to most software so try it first.

Flight Sim.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:20 PM 21 Jan 12

Windows will not boot from an external drive

Not sure if this is strictly true, theoretically you can install XP to an external drive but the boot files (Ntldr NTDETECT.com and Boot.ini) need to be on the C: drive

  robin_x 19:45 PM 21 Jan 12
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:16 PM 21 Jan 12
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