Can I boot windows from an external hard drive?

Hi :)

I recently got a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with Windows Vista but the hard drive has failed and windows won't boot up. Dell will be collecting it to take away for repair but not for a couple of weeks as there won't be anyone at home so I just wondered if it is possible to use an external hard drive (via usb) to use it in the meantime? And if so does it matter which type you get? They cost quite a bit of money so I'd rather not buy one if it doesn't work :)


Jelly Beans

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