Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:43 PM
I want to try the new windows 8 but also want to keep my windows 7. But I can not use a partitioned drive because it's a Dynamic Disc. As I need to turn it into Basic Disc I just wanna repartition my harddrive keeping back-up and system image in a external HDD. But I'm in doubt whether it'd work... I mean "Will I be able to restore my windows 7 copy from that external USB HDD"
I use Dell Laptop and Transcend USB HDD
Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:43 PMModeratorWindows 8 can only be installed on an internal, basic hard drive. It cannot be installed on an external hard drive.
Friday, January 25, 2013 1:17 AM
You can install Windows 8 to a VHD so you won't have to worry about partitioning your drive as the VHD is basically a file that will sit on your computer. Give that a shot and post back results.
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- Proposed As Answer by Vincent Wang-MCSCMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Monday, January 28, 2013 1:29 AM
- Marked As Answer by Rayhan Janam Monday, January 28, 2013 2:20 PM
Monday, January 28, 2013 1:38 AMModerator
If there Windows 8 Enterprise is available, you can make a Windows To Go which is a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 desktop on a bootable external USB stick. This allows IT organizations to support the “Bring Your Own PC” trend and businesses can give contingent staff access to the corporate environment without compromising security.
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