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Running Win8 from external eSata

  1. #1


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7

    Running Win8 from external eSata


    Has anybody tried to install and run Win8 on an external eSata disk. Unfortunately my System with eSata is in FL and I am currently in Germany. So I cannot try it before November.

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  2. #2


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Thanks Chuts. When I am back in your neck of the woods I will try that. I also have an eSata enclosure that I attach to my Sony laptop.
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  3. #3


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    I did run Win7 RC on a eSATA external drive, no problems.

    Win8 should be the same.
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  4. #4


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Thanks Dave. Reason I want to do that setup is because I like to use Win8 for classes in my computer club in Florida. But the Sony Laptop I use for that has a 90GB SSD with Win7 and all my classes and there is really not enough room to install Win8 comfortably.

    And before I commit to any Win8 classes (demos), I wanted to make sure it would work. Here in Germany I have no system with eSata.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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