In article <OY0Gk6g$IHA.3556@xxxxxx>,
Bruce Chambers <bchambers@xxxxxx> wrote:
> > Myself, I see no harm in it, same user, same PC, etc.
> If that's the only use made of the external drive installation, you'd
> be right; but then, what would be the point? After all, the only reason
> to use an external drive is portability. Otherwise, why bother?
Probably. I had not really thought about why external drives
are used, outside of the obvious reason of providing more
storage space, and as a "cushion" to have immediate access to
rapid emergency operation of a computer if the internal drive
gets thoroughly corrupted beyond quick repair.
Being a newbie with Vista, and with Windows OSs in general,
I seem to be zapping my PC horribly lately, especially when
it is "needed" for some task or other.
I would feel a lot better if I had a bootable version of
Vista to fall back on, until such time as I got around to
restoring my internal drive each time I accidentally
messed it up.
Those feelings will probably disappear when I get a bit more
adept at running Vista, instead of accidentally clobbering it
through my ignorance.