In article <OlueTlf$IHA.3396@xxxxxx>,
"Rick Rogers" <rick@xxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> Nothing in the license agreement prevents installing
> to an external drive that I am aware of.
Great, glad to hear that.
> Vista does not support doing it.
I gathered that, after reading several threads in
various forums about the "impossibility" of trying
to do it, however I eventually cobbled together a
half-vast method that worked for me, YMMV.
> If you do find a method, the throughput rate would
> be way too slow for the installation to be usable.
Does not seem to be noticeably slower here, however
did not get around to critically timing it yet.
> If you're thinking that you could move the external
> drive to a different system and boot Vista
> from there... <clipped>...
No, have no intention of doing that.
My interest is strictly in having an emergency way to
continue operating the same laptop computer, when I
clobber that computer by doing something stupid.
I could just restore the computer from a backup,
however the resulting delay would occasionally be
prohibitive with my tight scheduling, so for those
occasions it would be better to have this alternative
way of continuing to operate my computer.
....then later, at my convenience, do a proper "image"
type of restore of the badly clobbered internal drive,
which is usually too badly damaged for a conventional
restore solution to recover from.