It depends on what kind of computer you have. Some will allow you to and
some won't. For some reason my laptop won't allow me to boot from a USB
device, and the bios will only allow me to bboot from the dvd rom or
hard drives. My desktop bios however will allow me to boot from external
USB devices such as thumb drives and external hard drives so I can
install Windows, Linux, whatever on that USB drive and boot from it.
Another way around this is to install a boot manager on your master boot
record on your hard drive that can boot or load an external operating
system. For example if I installed Linux to a USB drive, if I installed
grub to the mbr on the internal hard drive, it would come up on start up
with a menu to load Windows from the hard drive or I could load Linux
from the USB drive.
Chris Hallsworth wrote:
How can you do that? I was told Windows can't be installed on external
(both IEEE and USB) drives.
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