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I am getting a Windows Failed to start message - implicating a hardware change. And rightly so - I moved my internal laptop drive to an external USB 3.0 enclosure.

Startup repaire runs into problems 'Startup Repair offline' - I can see advice online for installing *to* an external drive but not for moving a drive.

I want to do something very similar to

except I want to use an existing hdd, not a fresh one, and I can't find any tutorials with the specific "NT 6.x fast installer, BootDriverFlags, PollBootPartitionTimeout" tutorials it made reference to.

Can anyone advise?

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Read what Moab wrote. Passage of time will not magically change what the same OS version can or cannot do. Win8 Enterprise supports the Windows To Go feature for the first time. – Karan Feb 5 '13 at 2:54
If you read the question I said "it looks similar to" and if you read it, you will find that it is not a duplicate - different symptoms, and all answers relating to power profiles. Maybe I made it too easy for @Sathya to dupe this. – gaijintendo Feb 5 '13 at 10:28
I've reopened it. – Sathya Feb 5 '13 at 10:58
Thank you @Sathya, I am sorry if I was being a little belligerent. – gaijintendo Feb 5 '13 at 11:59
I still appears that Windows 7 does not support doing this. I had a similar need my month long search for a solution ended up making me decide its not supported for good reason. – Ramhound Feb 5 '13 at 12:12

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