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Can I run win 7 froma One-Touch USB Drive

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  • Started 4 years ago by tizzyloucat
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tizzyloucat
tizzyloucat
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I have an 80gb One-Touch USB back up drive. I want to install windows 7 but don't want to kill my computer which is working fairly well right now. Can I install 7 on the USB backup drive and boot to it by changing instructions in Bios? This may have already been asked and answered, but I didn't find it...Thanks for your help. Right now I am running WinXP Pro.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

tizzyloucat,
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The USB Bus does not have adquate bandwidth to run a [ full fledged ] O/S.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.....bandwidths
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Suggest you Clean Install Win 7 on the machine and leave XP for the past.
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Regards,
Rick P.

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LH
LH
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You might be able to run it in a Virtual Machine. What are your machine specs ?

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tizzyloucat
tizzyloucat
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Thanks so much for your answers...I am just afraid to take the leap and do a clean install without Xp to fall back on...I'll continue thinking about it. Thanks for your quick responses!

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