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Installing Windows from External HDD

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How can I install Windows 7 from an external hard drive?

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Installing Ubuntu on an External Drive

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How do I install Windows XP from an external hard drive?

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Install Windows XP to USB Hard Drive and Run from It

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How to setup Windows from an external hard drive?

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Can I install Windows OS (Windows 7) on a removable USB hard drive?

I wanted to take a sneak peak at Windows 7 so I thought of installing it. I have Windows Vista on my laptop which came pre-installed with it. I didnt want to mess with it. So I created a partition ...