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Please explain which drivers can be used during Windows 7 installation for USB HDD in the known window with "Load Driver" link when there are the list of partitions and the message below: W7 cannot be installed on this drive ?

Warm Wishes

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Do you have multiple hard drives on this computer? In that case what kind of drives (IDE, SATA)? – CGA Jul 6 '11 at 15:23
I have internal SATA disk and external USB HDD. – Fin Jul 7 '11 at 13:35

Am I undertsanding it correctly that you wish to install Windows on a USB drive? Windows cannot be installed on a USB drive. eSATA would work. Possibly Firewire. While there may be a workaround there is an issue in the boot process that disconencts the USB device for a moment and naturally that casues the boot to fail.

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Yes, I want to install Windows on a USB HDD. I know that Windows 7 installation doesn't want to install Windows 7 on a USB HDD. It shows a message: W7 cannot be installed on this drive. BUT! it also shows a "Load Driver" link on this page. I suppose I can load some driver(or drivers) via this link and Windows 7 installation will open the "NEXT" button. At least how to list drivers which Windows 7 installation use here ? – Fin Jul 7 '11 at 13:36
The drivers are for storage controllers like RAID controllers or something too new to be supported by teh OS install disk. – Dave M Jul 8 '11 at 12:18

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