boot from hard disk, usb and how can i remain partition of xp?

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  1. maifs

    maifs New Member

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    can i boot windows7 from usb or from hard disk (which is pluged into my pc and os is intalled on it).

    How can i do it?

    one thing more, when i am going to install windows7 in my pc then how can i remain my current partitions?
     
  2. omnivious

    omnivious New Member

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    from what I've gathered, I been trying to do exactly what you're trying, you cannot keep your current partition unless you already had a partition big enough for win 7 set aside, you have to reinstall xp and create partitions in the process and then work your way to win 7 and do that whole thing, if you want to dual boot... what I did was, back up my files on external hdd from win xp and then partition, reinstall and install, it is a painstaking process but if you want to hold on to win xp, that's the way it is... good luck to ya! I hope this helps!
     
  3. SIW2

    SIW2 New Member

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    I don't believe you can boot any windows o/s from a usb connected drive.

    You can install windows from a usb connected drive.
     

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