USB Hard Drive

  griffo 22:05 13 Jun 05
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I have an ageing HP Omnibook XE3 laptop, which I use for most of my work. I am using more and more resource hungry programs (Dragon NS 8 being the latest)and am concious of the need to upgrade.
However, I have desktop PC's at home and the office that are much newer spec. and it occurs to me that a USB HDD might make more sense (and be cheaper!)
I was thinking of using one partition for a Ghost image of my laptop (maybe other partitions for the same of the other 2 PC's) and putting my main programs in another partition to run on whichever PC I'm working on.
Assuming they're all on XP Pro, will this work?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 22:07 13 Jun 05

Yes, I do the same with no problems. You can run programmes from an external HD and I have never noticed any appreciable difference in speed.

G

  griffo 22:40 13 Jun 05

Cheers Gandalf, sounds the way to go. By the way any products you would recommend?

  griffo 06:51 28 Jun 05

Sorry to open this back up but I have been told that most programs won't run from an external HD on more than one PC, as the Registry entries etc. won't match. Is this correct? If so, my theory about having all my 'stuff' on a portable drive and plugging into PC's at home or the office, won't work?

  griffo 06:53 28 Jun 05

Sorry to open this back up but I have been told that most programs won't run from an external HD on more than one PC, as the Registry entries etc. won't match. Is this correct? If so, my theory about having all my 'stuff' on a portable drive and plugging into PC's at home or the office, won't work?

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