Can I copy Win10 to an external drive and boot from there?

Discussion in 'Windows 10 Help and Support' started by Mark Touhig, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Mark Touhig

    Mark Touhig New Member

    Aug 10, 2015
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    Hi. I have a Beelink Pocket P1 SoC (system on chip). I have upgraded from 8.1 to 10 without too much trouble, but as the sytem has very limited space on C: (32GB to start, after programs and files I'm left with less than 5GB), I wish to know if I can purchase an external drive, somehow copy Win10 or whatever I need to the external drive and boot up from there if possible. The Beelink is about the size of a large smartphone and probably the same as external drive. I'm guessing I need to get into BIOS (I can) to get the system to look for external drives before booting from C: - How do I do this please? Ideally, can anyone step me through the process please.
  2. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    May 22, 2012
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    No you cann't. I recommend putting in a bigger drive but you could also tidy up the drive you have and get back a copy of extra gigs.

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