External hard drive to boot and work with laptop

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Phdelsawalker - Updated on Aug 17, 2018 at 04:42 PM
 a.g - Aug 24, 2018 at 05:39 AM
Hello,



Please i wish to know if and how can i use an external hard drive to boot and work with my laptop.(without an internal hard drive.?Thanks.
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Aug 15, 2018 at 11:56 PM
some laptops can boot from an external USB drive. You will need to change the "boot order" in the BIOS.

Good Luck
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Phdelsawalker
Aug 16, 2018 at 12:07 AM
okay thanks but can i work with it normally as though i was working with internal one?
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Aug 16, 2018 at 01:49 PM
yes, assuming you install a copy of Windows on the drive.
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Phdelsawalker
Aug 17, 2018 at 05:55 AM
so you mean it is possible for me to take out the old internal hard drive,insert it in an external HDD casing then connect via the eSATA port on my laptop and it will boot and work normally as though it were an internal one?
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Aug 17, 2018 at 03:38 PM
Yes, but only if the BIOS has an option to boot from a USB connected drive.
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Phdelsawalker Posts 8 Registration date Friday August 17, 2018 Status Member Last seen August 18, 2018
Aug 18, 2018 at 04:22 AM
waoooow hey thanks alot.it worked.so happy.Thank you alot
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Phdelsawalker Posts 8 Registration date Friday August 17, 2018 Status Member Last seen August 18, 2018
Aug 18, 2018 at 04:27 AM
Waow it was a great one.i had my problem solved and now my laptop working again.save dme money from buying another laptop or hard drive.i only spent less on purchasing an External HDD casing then slot in the old one. Thaaaaaaaaaaanks
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Phdelsawalker Posts 8 Registration date Friday August 17, 2018 Status Member Last seen August 18, 2018
Updated on Aug 18, 2018 at 04:28 AM
Thanks XPCMAN and the team. GREAT WORK
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