Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

How do I installos on externl hard disk enclosure

Posted on 2011-02-15
7
Medium Priority
?
637 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I am using window xp desktop and would like to install visa from recovery cd to new hard drive for a laptop  using hard disk enclosure
0
Comment
Question by:simplytech
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 79

Expert Comment

by:arnold
ID: 34900640
You have to provide the additional drivers (F6) to load up the USB drivers and then see whether the installer will detect the USB connected drive. If it shows up on the list, you can install there and would have to make sure that your Motherboard can be configured to boot from a USB attached hard drive.
0
 

Author Comment

by:simplytech
ID: 34900955
My desktop does recognize my usb hd enclosre so install the recovery cd would I need to change the bios to external hard drive in order to boot the hard drive in the enclosure
0
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
☠ MASQ ☠ earned 1000 total points
ID: 34901193
Remember that if you install a Windows OS to an external drive if you move it to other hardware it will want reactivating.  Because of this installation to a drive where the media is marked as removable is blocked by default.
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 34904406
i would install the OS on the pc it is intended to run, because it will also need different drivers, (for CPU, disk, devices)
any reason you don't want to do it like that?
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:noxcho
ID: 35068447
I assume you want to recover the OS from some backup image to external HDD - not to perform installation from DVD to it, am I correct?
If no then you cannot install OS to external USB drive. The problem is that USB drivers are loaded after Windows interface is loaded. Thus you get immediate problem - OS cannot boot from USB drive.
0
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Glen Knight
ID: 35339974
This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Are you looking to recover an email message or a contact you just deleted mistakenly? Or you are searching for a contact that you erased from your MS Outlook ‘Contacts’ folder and now realized that it was important.
This article shows how to use a free utility called 'Parkdale' to easily test the performance and benchmark any Hard Drive(s) installed in your computer. We also look at RAM Disks and their speed comparisons.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…

715 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question