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#61 rlyster

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 16:09

Wondering....  I've got a laptop with a full internal hard dik and have just bought a new WD passport USB 3.0 external drive with twice the capacity.  I would like to move all of my programs (not just the OS) to the external drive and run everything from there.  Once I have the Windows-to-go up and running, is there a simple way to get everything else running there as well - or do I have to re-install everything from scratch?  Also, will the old internal drive be visible to the system when running from the new external drive?




#62 whs37

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 02:36

Your choice, but a WD passport is not a good device to run an OS from an external drive. I would recommend to use a SSD.

 

And yes, once you have installed the OS on an external drive, you can do everything with it as if it were an internal drive. Try it with the Windows 10TP. There you do not need a product key. Here is how. My tutorial says Flash drive, but a disk would be the same.



#63 rlyster

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 17:37

Thank you!  I'm going to give that a try (USB 3.0 flash drive) first.  Is your tutorial different than this one?  In other words, can you install Windows 10 using this tutorial (as well as your own)?



#64 whs37

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 17:53

I did not compare the tutorials.



#65 Jared-

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 23:44

I'd just swap out the internal disk for a freshy.



#66 rlyster

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 20:06

The passport slim is in and working quite well.  I've also gotten a USB 3.0 flash drive (128 GB) and am in the process of installing windows 10 to go on it....



#67 ETHREAL1

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 10:02

Small problem got to the cmd part and this happened...

The program can't start because api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-1.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem