Installing Vista on a external USB drive

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Rick Strahl \(MVP\)

Has anybody tried to install Vista on an external USB drive?

I recently tried with a recent build and Vista gets the partition set up,
and starts copying files, but on the reboot it blue screens as soon as it
goes past the main boot screen.

Is this even possible?

Build is 5361 with a Maxtor OneTouch USB drive

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Zack Whittaker

I've tried and tried, but the setup just doesn't recognise the USB drive.
I'm thinking it's something to do with the legacy USB drivers on setup...
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--: Original message follows :--
"Rick Strahl (MVP)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Has anybody tried to install Vista on an external USB drive?
>
> I recently tried with a recent build and Vista gets the partition set up,
> and starts copying files, but on the reboot it blue screens as soon as it
> goes past the main boot screen.
>
> Is this even possible?
>
> Build is 5361 with a Maxtor OneTouch USB drive
>
> +++ Rick ---
>
> --
>
> Rick Strahl
> West Wind Technologies
> www.west-wind.com
> www.west-wind.com/weblog
>
>
 

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Jabez Gan [MVP]

Hi Rick,

MS has stated that installing Vista on an external USB drive is not
supported. If you can go to the stage of copying files, that is not by
Design.

What I suggest is that you send in a bug report with the exact model of USB
Drive so they can close this loophole.

Email me if you need more information.

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Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
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MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net


"Rick Strahl (MVP)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Has anybody tried to install Vista on an external USB drive?
>
> I recently tried with a recent build and Vista gets the partition set up,
> and starts copying files, but on the reboot it blue screens as soon as it
> goes past the main boot screen.
>
> Is this even possible?
>
> Build is 5361 with a Maxtor OneTouch USB drive
>
> +++ Rick ---
>
> --
>
> Rick Strahl
> West Wind Technologies
> www.west-wind.com
> www.west-wind.com/weblog
>
>
 

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Rick Strahl \(MVP\)

Thanks Jabez,

That lets me forget about this avenue of getting vista to run on my laptop.

No luck with VPC either unfortunately so I'm hosed for the moment and I'm
not about to put another drive in this machine <g>...

Thanks,

I'll put a bug report in for the USB install issue.

+++ Rick ---

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West Wind Technologies
www.west-wind.com
www.west-wind.com/weblog

"Jabez Gan [MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Hi Rick,
>
> MS has stated that installing Vista on an external USB drive is not
> supported. If you can go to the stage of copying files, that is not by
> Design.
>
> What I suggest is that you send in a bug report with the exact model of
> USB Drive so they can close this loophole.
>
> Email me if you need more information.
>
> --
> Jabez Gan [MVP]
> Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
> http://www.blizhosting.com
> MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net
>
>
> "Rick Strahl (MVP)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Has anybody tried to install Vista on an external USB drive?
>>
>> I recently tried with a recent build and Vista gets the partition set up,
>> and starts copying files, but on the reboot it blue screens as soon as it
>> goes past the main boot screen.
>>
>> Is this even possible?
>>
>> Build is 5361 with a Maxtor OneTouch USB drive
>>
>> +++ Rick ---
>>
>> --
>>
>> Rick Strahl
>> West Wind Technologies
>> www.west-wind.com
>> www.west-wind.com/weblog
>>
>>

>
>
 

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Zack Whittaker

Screw VPC :oP
Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 all the way ;o)
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=4306405

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that up!

--: Original message follows :--
"Rick Strahl (MVP)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Thanks Jabez,
>
> That lets me forget about this avenue of getting vista to run on my
> laptop.
>
> No luck with VPC either unfortunately so I'm hosed for the moment and I'm
> not about to put another drive in this machine <g>...
>
> Thanks,
>
> I'll put a bug report in for the USB install issue.
>
> +++ Rick ---
>
> --
>
> Rick Strahl
> West Wind Technologies
> www.west-wind.com
> www.west-wind.com/weblog
>
> "Jabez Gan [MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Hi Rick,
>>
>> MS has stated that installing Vista on an external USB drive is not
>> supported. If you can go to the stage of copying files, that is not by
>> Design.
>>
>> What I suggest is that you send in a bug report with the exact model of
>> USB Drive so they can close this loophole.
>>
>> Email me if you need more information.
>>
>> --
>> Jabez Gan [MVP]
>> Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
>> http://www.blizhosting.com
>> MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net
>>
>>
>> "Rick Strahl (MVP)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> Has anybody tried to install Vista on an external USB drive?
>>>
>>> I recently tried with a recent build and Vista gets the partition set
>>> up, and starts copying files, but on the reboot it blue screens as soon
>>> as it goes past the main boot screen.
>>>
>>> Is this even possible?
>>>
>>> Build is 5361 with a Maxtor OneTouch USB drive
>>>
>>> +++ Rick ---
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Rick Strahl
>>> West Wind Technologies
>>> www.west-wind.com
>>> www.west-wind.com/weblog
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>
 

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Jabez Gan [MVP]

Sorry to hear that... Use a desktop to test Vista then :P

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"Rick Strahl (MVP)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Thanks Jabez,
>
> That lets me forget about this avenue of getting vista to run on my
> laptop.
>
> No luck with VPC either unfortunately so I'm hosed for the moment and I'm
> not about to put another drive in this machine <g>...
>
> Thanks,
>
> I'll put a bug report in for the USB install issue.
>
> +++ Rick ---
>
> --
>
> Rick Strahl
> West Wind Technologies
> www.west-wind.com
> www.west-wind.com/weblog
>
> "Jabez Gan [MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Hi Rick,
>>
>> MS has stated that installing Vista on an external USB drive is not
>> supported. If you can go to the stage of copying files, that is not by
>> Design.
>>
>> What I suggest is that you send in a bug report with the exact model of
>> USB Drive so they can close this loophole.
>>
>> Email me if you need more information.
>>
>> --
>> Jabez Gan [MVP]
>> Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
>> http://www.blizhosting.com
>> MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net
>>
>>
>> "Rick Strahl (MVP)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> Has anybody tried to install Vista on an external USB drive?
>>>
>>> I recently tried with a recent build and Vista gets the partition set
>>> up, and starts copying files, but on the reboot it blue screens as soon
>>> as it goes past the main boot screen.
>>>
>>> Is this even possible?
>>>
>>> Build is 5361 with a Maxtor OneTouch USB drive
>>>
>>> +++ Rick ---
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Rick Strahl
>>> West Wind Technologies
>>> www.west-wind.com
>>> www.west-wind.com/weblog
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>
 

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roman modic

Hello!

"Rick Strahl (MVP)" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> Has anybody tried to install Vista on an external USB drive?
>
> I recently tried with a recent build and Vista gets the partition set up, and starts copying files, but on the reboot it blue
> screens as soon as it goes past the main boot screen.
>
> Is this even possible?
>
> Build is 5361 with a Maxtor OneTouch USB drive
>


I recommend installing Vista on external SATA drive (eSata)!

Roman
 

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Dr. Indera

hello,

would i be able to install it on an external firewire drive?

i think i already know the answer, but i figured i would check anyway
(smile).

thank you.
--
Indera
* * * * * * * * * *
Don't just live life.
Live life well.


"Jabez Gan [MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
: Hi Rick,
:
: MS has stated that installing Vista on an external USB drive is not
: supported. If you can go to the stage of copying files, that is not by
: Design.
:
: What I suggest is that you send in a bug report with the exact model of
USB
: Drive so they can close this loophole.
:
: Email me if you need more information.
:
: --
: Jabez Gan [MVP]
: Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
: http://www.blizhosting.com
: MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net
:
:
: "Rick Strahl (MVP)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: news:[email protected]
: > Has anybody tried to install Vista on an external USB drive?
: >
: > I recently tried with a recent build and Vista gets the partition set
up,
: > and starts copying files, but on the reboot it blue screens as soon as
it
: > goes past the main boot screen.
: >
: > Is this even possible?
: >
: > Build is 5361 with a Maxtor OneTouch USB drive
: >
: > +++ Rick ---
: >
: > --
: >
: > Rick Strahl
: > West Wind Technologies
: > www.west-wind.com
: > www.west-wind.com/weblog
: >
: >
:
:
 

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Zack Whittaker

Nah I'm afraid not :o(

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rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
that up!

--: Original message follows :--
"Dr. Indera" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> hello,
>
> would i be able to install it on an external firewire drive?
>
> i think i already know the answer, but i figured i would check anyway
> (smile).
>
> thank you.
> --
> Indera
> * * * * * * * * * *
> Don't just live life.
> Live life well.
>
>
> "Jabez Gan [MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> : Hi Rick,
> :
> : MS has stated that installing Vista on an external USB drive is not
> : supported. If you can go to the stage of copying files, that is not by
> : Design.
> :
> : What I suggest is that you send in a bug report with the exact model of
> USB
> : Drive so they can close this loophole.
> :
> : Email me if you need more information.
> :
> : --
> : Jabez Gan [MVP]
> : Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
> : http://www.blizhosting.com
> : MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net
> :
> :
> : "Rick Strahl (MVP)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> : news:[email protected]
> : > Has anybody tried to install Vista on an external USB drive?
> : >
> : > I recently tried with a recent build and Vista gets the partition set
> up,
> : > and starts copying files, but on the reboot it blue screens as soon as
> it
> : > goes past the main boot screen.
> : >
> : > Is this even possible?
> : >
> : > Build is 5361 with a Maxtor OneTouch USB drive
> : >
> : > +++ Rick ---
> : >
> : > --
> : >
> : > Rick Strahl
> : > West Wind Technologies
> : > www.west-wind.com
> : > www.west-wind.com/weblog
> : >
> : >
> :
> :
>
>
 

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Dr. Indera

why am i not surprised? (smile)

thank you zack.
--
Indera
* * * * * * * * * *
Don't just live life.
Live life well.


"Zack Whittaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
: Nah I'm afraid not :o(
:
: --
: Zack Whittaker
: » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
: » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
: » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
: » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
: rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
not
: of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
: that up!
:
: --: Original message follows :--
: "Dr. Indera" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: news:[email protected]
: > hello,
: >
: > would i be able to install it on an external firewire drive?
: >
: > i think i already know the answer, but i figured i would check anyway
: > (smile).
: >
: > thank you.
: > --
: > Indera
: > * * * * * * * * * *
: > Don't just live life.
: > Live life well.
: >
: >
: > "Jabez Gan [MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: > news:[email protected]
: > : Hi Rick,
: > :
: > : MS has stated that installing Vista on an external USB drive is not
: > : supported. If you can go to the stage of copying files, that is not by
: > : Design.
: > :
: > : What I suggest is that you send in a bug report with the exact model
of
: > USB
: > : Drive so they can close this loophole.
: > :
: > : Email me if you need more information.
: > :
: > : --
: > : Jabez Gan [MVP]
: > : Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
: > : http://www.blizhosting.com
: > : MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net
: > :
: > :
: > : "Rick Strahl (MVP)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: > : news:[email protected]
: > : > Has anybody tried to install Vista on an external USB drive?
: > : >
: > : > I recently tried with a recent build and Vista gets the partition
set
: > up,
: > : > and starts copying files, but on the reboot it blue screens as soon
as
: > it
: > : > goes past the main boot screen.
: > : >
: > : > Is this even possible?
: > : >
: > : > Build is 5361 with a Maxtor OneTouch USB drive
: > : >
: > : > +++ Rick ---
: > : >
: > : > --
: > : >
: > : > Rick Strahl
: > : > West Wind Technologies
: > : > www.west-wind.com
: > : > www.west-wind.com/weblog
: > : >
: > : >
: > :
: > :
: >
: >
:
:
 

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Jabez Gan [MVP]

'Cos you already know the answer? <g>

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Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
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MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net


"Dr. Indera" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:%[email protected]
> why am i not surprised? (smile)
>
> thank you zack.
> --
> Indera
> * * * * * * * * * *
> Don't just live life.
> Live life well.
>
>
> "Zack Whittaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> : Nah I'm afraid not :o(
> :
> : --
> : Zack Whittaker
> : » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> : » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
> : » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
> : » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
> : rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
> not
> : of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we
> cleared
> : that up!
> :
> : --: Original message follows :--
> : "Dr. Indera" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> : news:[email protected]
> : > hello,
> : >
> : > would i be able to install it on an external firewire drive?
> : >
> : > i think i already know the answer, but i figured i would check anyway
> : > (smile).
> : >
> : > thank you.
> : > --
> : > Indera
> : > * * * * * * * * * *
> : > Don't just live life.
> : > Live life well.
> : >
> : >
> : > "Jabez Gan [MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> : > news:[email protected]
> : > : Hi Rick,
> : > :
> : > : MS has stated that installing Vista on an external USB drive is not
> : > : supported. If you can go to the stage of copying files, that is not
> by
> : > : Design.
> : > :
> : > : What I suggest is that you send in a bug report with the exact model
> of
> : > USB
> : > : Drive so they can close this loophole.
> : > :
> : > : Email me if you need more information.
> : > :
> : > : --
> : > : Jabez Gan [MVP]
> : > : Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
> : > : http://www.blizhosting.com
> : > : MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net
> : > :
> : > :
> : > : "Rick Strahl (MVP)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> : > : news:[email protected]
> : > : > Has anybody tried to install Vista on an external USB drive?
> : > : >
> : > : > I recently tried with a recent build and Vista gets the partition
> set
> : > up,
> : > : > and starts copying files, but on the reboot it blue screens as
> soon
> as
> : > it
> : > : > goes past the main boot screen.
> : > : >
> : > : > Is this even possible?
> : > : >
> : > : > Build is 5361 with a Maxtor OneTouch USB drive
> : > : >
> : > : > +++ Rick ---
> : > : >
> : > : > --
> : > : >
> : > : > Rick Strahl
> : > : > West Wind Technologies
> : > : > www.west-wind.com
> : > : > www.west-wind.com/weblog
> : > : >
> : > : >
> : > :
> : > :
> : >
> : >
> :
> :
>
>
 

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Dr. Indera

LOL jabez.
hey, i'm trying.

i just found out in my other thread that if i install a second hard drive in
my laptop, that the master boot record on my c drive will be changed.
that doesn't appeal to me either, so i'm back to the drawing board.
if you have any suggestions, please let me know.

thank you.
--
Indera
* * * * * * * * * *
Don't just live life.
Live life well.


"Jabez Gan [MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
: 'Cos you already know the answer? <g>
:
: --
: Jabez Gan [MVP]
: Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
: http://www.blizhosting.com
: MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net
:
:
: "Dr. Indera" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: news:%[email protected]
: > why am i not surprised? (smile)
: >
: > thank you zack.
: > --
: > Indera
: > * * * * * * * * * *
: > Don't just live life.
: > Live life well.
: >
: >
: > "Zack Whittaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: > news:[email protected]
: > : Nah I'm afraid not :o(
: > :
: > : --
: > : Zack Whittaker
: > : » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
: > : » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
: > : » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
: > : » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
: > : rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so,
and
: > not
: > : of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we
: > cleared
: > : that up!
: > :
: > : --: Original message follows :--
: > : "Dr. Indera" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: > : news:[email protected]
: > : > hello,
: > : >
: > : > would i be able to install it on an external firewire drive?
: > : >
: > : > i think i already know the answer, but i figured i would check
anyway
: > : > (smile).
: > : >
: > : > thank you.
: > : > --
: > : > Indera
: > : > * * * * * * * * * *
: > : > Don't just live life.
: > : > Live life well.
: > : >
: > : >
: > : > "Jabez Gan [MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: > : > news:[email protected]
: > : > : Hi Rick,
: > : > :
: > : > : MS has stated that installing Vista on an external USB drive is
not
: > : > : supported. If you can go to the stage of copying files, that is
not
: > by
: > : > : Design.
: > : > :
: > : > : What I suggest is that you send in a bug report with the exact
model
: > of
: > : > USB
: > : > : Drive so they can close this loophole.
: > : > :
: > : > : Email me if you need more information.
: > : > :
: > : > : --
: > : > : Jabez Gan [MVP]
: > : > : Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
: > : > : http://www.blizhosting.com
: > : > : MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net
: > : > :
: > : > :
: > : > : "Rick Strahl (MVP)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: > : > : news:[email protected]
: > : > : > Has anybody tried to install Vista on an external USB drive?
: > : > : >
: > : > : > I recently tried with a recent build and Vista gets the
partition
: > set
: > : > up,
: > : > : > and starts copying files, but on the reboot it blue screens as
: > soon
: > as
: > : > it
: > : > : > goes past the main boot screen.
: > : > : >
: > : > : > Is this even possible?
: > : > : >
: > : > : > Build is 5361 with a Maxtor OneTouch USB drive
: > : > : >
: > : > : > +++ Rick ---
: > : > : >
: > : > : > --
: > : > : >
: > : > : > Rick Strahl
: > : > : > West Wind Technologies
: > : > : > www.west-wind.com
: > : > : > www.west-wind.com/weblog
: > : > : >
: > : > : >
: > : > :
: > : > :
: > : >
: > : >
: > :
: > :
: >
: >
:
:
 

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Jabez Gan [MVP]

Hey Indera,

Well, installing a 2nd hard disk and installing XP on it does change the
master boot record, but the boot screen will be showing your OS from the 1st
hard disk and the 2nd hard disk.


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Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
http://www.blizhosting.com
MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net


"Dr. Indera" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:%[email protected]
> LOL jabez.
> hey, i'm trying.
>
> i just found out in my other thread that if i install a second hard drive
> in
> my laptop, that the master boot record on my c drive will be changed.
> that doesn't appeal to me either, so i'm back to the drawing board.
> if you have any suggestions, please let me know.
>
> thank you.
> --
> Indera
> * * * * * * * * * *
> Don't just live life.
> Live life well.
>
>
> "Jabez Gan [MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> : 'Cos you already know the answer? <g>
> :
> : --
> : Jabez Gan [MVP]
> : Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
> : http://www.blizhosting.com
> : MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net
> :
> :
> : "Dr. Indera" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> : news:%[email protected]
> : > why am i not surprised? (smile)
> : >
> : > thank you zack.
> : > --
> : > Indera
> : > * * * * * * * * * *
> : > Don't just live life.
> : > Live life well.
> : >
> : >
> : > "Zack Whittaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> : > news:[email protected]
> : > : Nah I'm afraid not :o(
> : > :
> : > : --
> : > : Zack Whittaker
> : > : » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> : > : » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
> : > : » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
> : > : » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers
> no
> : > : rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so,
> and
> : > not
> : > : of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we
> : > cleared
> : > : that up!
> : > :
> : > : --: Original message follows :--
> : > : "Dr. Indera" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> : > : news:[email protected]
> : > : > hello,
> : > : >
> : > : > would i be able to install it on an external firewire drive?
> : > : >
> : > : > i think i already know the answer, but i figured i would check
> anyway
> : > : > (smile).
> : > : >
> : > : > thank you.
> : > : > --
> : > : > Indera
> : > : > * * * * * * * * * *
> : > : > Don't just live life.
> : > : > Live life well.
> : > : >
> : > : >
> : > : > "Jabez Gan [MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in
> message
> : > : > news:[email protected]
> : > : > : Hi Rick,
> : > : > :
> : > : > : MS has stated that installing Vista on an external USB drive is
> not
> : > : > : supported. If you can go to the stage of copying files, that is
> not
> : > by
> : > : > : Design.
> : > : > :
> : > : > : What I suggest is that you send in a bug report with the exact
> model
> : > of
> : > : > USB
> : > : > : Drive so they can close this loophole.
> : > : > :
> : > : > : Email me if you need more information.
> : > : > :
> : > : > : --
> : > : > : Jabez Gan [MVP]
> : > : > : Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
> : > : > : http://www.blizhosting.com
> : > : > : MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net
> : > : > :
> : > : > :
> : > : > : "Rick Strahl (MVP)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> : > : > : news:[email protected]
> : > : > : > Has anybody tried to install Vista on an external USB drive?
> : > : > : >
> : > : > : > I recently tried with a recent build and Vista gets the
> partition
> : > set
> : > : > up,
> : > : > : > and starts copying files, but on the reboot it blue screens as
> : > soon
> : > as
> : > : > it
> : > : > : > goes past the main boot screen.
> : > : > : >
> : > : > : > Is this even possible?
> : > : > : >
> : > : > : > Build is 5361 with a Maxtor OneTouch USB drive
> : > : > : >
> : > : > : > +++ Rick ---
> : > : > : >
> : > : > : > --
> : > : > : >
> : > : > : > Rick Strahl
> : > : > : > West Wind Technologies
> : > : > : > www.west-wind.com
> : > : > : > www.west-wind.com/weblog
> : > : > : >
> : > : > : >
> : > : > :
> : > : > :
> : > : >
> : > : >
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Dr. Indera

hi jabez,

something tells me that i would be better off <safer> if i waited until i
could buy another laptop ($700 or less) that will run vista/office 2007 and
whatever else i need to test on.
i did see one laptop for $599 after rebates, but i can't figure out what
video card it has.
i can understand having steeper hardware requirements.
i just thinks that there should be a way to have beta software run on our
current computers without touching or possibly messing something up with out
current setup.

--
Indera
* * * * * * * * * *
Don't just live life.
Live life well.


"Jabez Gan [MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
: Hey Indera,
:
: Well, installing a 2nd hard disk and installing XP on it does change the
: master boot record, but the boot screen will be showing your OS from the
1st
: hard disk and the 2nd hard disk.
:
:
: --
: Jabez Gan [MVP]
: Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
: http://www.blizhosting.com
: MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net
:
:
: "Dr. Indera" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: news:%[email protected]
: > LOL jabez.
: > hey, i'm trying.
: >
: > i just found out in my other thread that if i install a second hard
drive
: > in
: > my laptop, that the master boot record on my c drive will be changed.
: > that doesn't appeal to me either, so i'm back to the drawing board.
: > if you have any suggestions, please let me know.
: >
: > thank you.
: > --
: > Indera
: > * * * * * * * * * *
: > Don't just live life.
: > Live life well.
: >
: >
: > "Jabez Gan [MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: > news:[email protected]
: > : 'Cos you already know the answer? <g>
: > :
: > : --
: > : Jabez Gan [MVP]
: > : Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
: > : http://www.blizhosting.com
: > : MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net
: > :
: > :
: > : "Dr. Indera" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: > : news:%[email protected]
: > : > why am i not surprised? (smile)
: > : >
: > : > thank you zack.
: > : > --
: > : > Indera
: > : > * * * * * * * * * *
: > : > Don't just live life.
: > : > Live life well.
: > : >
: > : >
: > : > "Zack Whittaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: > : > news:[email protected]
: > : > : Nah I'm afraid not :o(
: > : > :
: > : > : --
: > : > : Zack Whittaker
: > : > : » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
: > : > : » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
: > : > : » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
: > : > : » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers
: > no
: > : > : rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated
so,
: > and
: > : > not
: > : > : of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we
: > : > cleared
: > : > : that up!
: > : > :
: > : > : --: Original message follows :--
: > : > : "Dr. Indera" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: > : > : news:[email protected]
: > : > : > hello,
: > : > : >
: > : > : > would i be able to install it on an external firewire drive?
: > : > : >
: > : > : > i think i already know the answer, but i figured i would check
: > anyway
: > : > : > (smile).
: > : > : >
: > : > : > thank you.
: > : > : > --
: > : > : > Indera
: > : > : > * * * * * * * * * *
: > : > : > Don't just live life.
: > : > : > Live life well.
: > : > : >
: > : > : >
: > : > : > "Jabez Gan [MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in
: > message
: > : > : > news:[email protected]
: > : > : > : Hi Rick,
: > : > : > :
: > : > : > : MS has stated that installing Vista on an external USB drive
is
: > not
: > : > : > : supported. If you can go to the stage of copying files, that
is
: > not
: > : > by
: > : > : > : Design.
: > : > : > :
: > : > : > : What I suggest is that you send in a bug report with the exact
: > model
: > : > of
: > : > : > USB
: > : > : > : Drive so they can close this loophole.
: > : > : > :
: > : > : > : Email me if you need more information.
: > : > : > :
: > : > : > : --
: > : > : > : Jabez Gan [MVP]
: > : > : > : Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
: > : > : > : http://www.blizhosting.com
: > : > : > : MSBLOG: http://msblog.resdev.net
: > : > : > :
: > : > : > :
: > : > : > : "Rick Strahl (MVP)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: > : > : > : news:[email protected]
: > : > : > : > Has anybody tried to install Vista on an external USB drive?
: > : > : > : >
: > : > : > : > I recently tried with a recent build and Vista gets the
: > partition
: > : > set
: > : > : > up,
: > : > : > : > and starts copying files, but on the reboot it blue screens
as
: > : > soon
: > : > as
: > : > : > it
: > : > : > : > goes past the main boot screen.
: > : > : > : >
: > : > : > : > Is this even possible?
: > : > : > : >
: > : > : > : > Build is 5361 with a Maxtor OneTouch USB drive
: > : > : > : >
: > : > : > : > +++ Rick ---
: > : > : > : >
: > : > : > : > --
: > : > : > : >
: > : > : > : > Rick Strahl
: > : > : > : > West Wind Technologies
: > : > : > : > www.west-wind.com
: > : > : > : > www.west-wind.com/weblog
: > : > : > : >
: > : > : > : >
: > : > : > :
: > : > : > :
: > : > : >
: > : > : >
: > : > :
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