Can I start a computer without harddisk only by DVD/USB flash?

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  1. pstein

    pstein Honorable Member

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    Assume I remove a hard disk from computer/notebook and put in a bootable DVD (with WinPE or Ubuntu) into DVD drive (or USB flash drive into USB flash port).

    Can I start the whole computer in this scenario?

    Or is a working hard disk required even if I boot the (Win 7 /Ubuntu) OS from DVD/USB flash?

    Peter
     
  2. OTT

    OTT Active Member

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    Yes, that's possible as long as the DVD/USB is bootable.

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