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How to install windows on an external hard drive

Sometimes it is useful for the user to have an information medium with a working and customized copy of Windows.

With such a medium, you can start any computer, and settings and documents will always be with you.

True, installing Windows on an external hard drive or USB flash drive has a few nuances.

Instructions

    1

Download and install PE Builder, which allows you to create and install a compact version of the operating system on a USB flash drive or external hard drive.

    2

Decide on the set of plug-ins that you want to see on your portable version of the operating system. The plugins are located in the plugin subfolder of the PE Builder installation directory.

    3

Run the PE Builder program. Enter the path to the installation disk of your version of Windows XP in the "source" field.

    4

Using the "Plugins" button, check the plug-ins that you want to install and add new ones using the "add" button.

    5

Click on the "Build" button and wait for the process to finish.

    6

Run the peinst.cmd file located in the pluginpeinst subdirectory of the PE Builder installation directory.

    7

Click the "1" button and enter the path containing the prepared version of Windows, collected in step 5.

    8

Click "2" and specify the path to your external hard drive or USB flash drive.

    9

To perform the installation on the media you specified, first press the "5" button and then "1".

    10

Now you can use your portable drive on any computer.

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