How to use an External Hard Drive for Installing Windows Operating System

In this time I want to share some experience about how to install Windows using External Hard Disk. Usually I use a USB Flash Drive or DVD to reinstall my laptop Operating System. But it turns out there is now another alternative that you can try also to do the installation of windows. You can use an External Hard Drive to install Windows operating system. You can use All brands of external hard drives because this process does not choose the brand, the important external hard drive is still normal and healthy.

How to use an External Hard Drive for Installing Windows Operating System

How to Install Windows Using an External Hard Drive

Are there any advantages obtained by installing Windows using an External Hard Drive compared to other Installation media? Apparently installing a laptop using an external hard drive does not take too long because the file copy process is faster and easier. Well, now do you want to try Installing Windows using external hard drive? You can consider it by yourself

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Well, before starting the installation of Windows with external hard disk, there are some things that must be prepared first, what is it? This is it:

1. External Hard Drive, the brand is up to you
2. Windows file, here I prepare the Windows 7 file
3. Computer / Laptop

Steps to Create an External Hard Drive as a Windows Installation Media


Copy all the windows files into one of the external hard drive partitions, make sure there are no file left. Important!!! Do not copy windows files into a folder, just put it outside. If the all windows file has been copied, then rename the BOOTMGR to be NTLDR

How to use an External Hard Drive for Installing Windows Operating System

Right-click Computer and select Manage to open Computer Management

How to use an External Hard Drive for Installing Windows Operating System

Select Disk Management then right click on the external hard drive that you will use for installing windows and select Mark Partition as Active

How to use an External Hard Drive for Installing Windows Operating System

Congratulations!! Now you have successfully to create an external hard disk as a Windows installation media. Now your hard drive is ready used to install windows. Do not forget to change the first boot menu settings in BIOS Setup, create external hard drive to be first order. So that when the installation process begins, the computer immediately read the external hard drive first

That's tips about how to install Windows using an External Hard Drive. Good luck, hopefully useful.

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