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Standard User joconnell
(experienced) Wed 22-Jun-11 20:22:51
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Create a Win7 bootable USB disk


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Is it possible for to install Windows 7 on a usb hard disk and boot from that disk?

The reason for this is that I need to occasionally run Win 7 32-bit to use a SCSI scanner on my system, but I have Win 7 64-bit installed on my system.

I could repartition the disk to dual boot both versions of Win 7 but I'd rather not faff with all that if I can avoid it.

So, is it possible?
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 22-Jun-11 20:28:11
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Re: Create a Win7 bootable USB disk


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if you have win7 enterprise/ultimate you can boot from a native windows7 VHD file located on the same partition as the primary OS. do a google search, might just do what you need.

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Standard User joconnell
(experienced) Wed 22-Jun-11 21:10:27
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Re: Create a Win7 bootable USB disk


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In reply to a post by Pipexer:
if you have win7 enterprise/ultimate you can boot from a native windows7 VHD file located on the same partition as the primary OS. do a google search, might just do what you need.

Ah yes, I'd forgotten about that - thanks v. much


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