[BCAB] Installing windows on a usb drive?

Tim Crawford (GI4OPH) tj.crawford at talktalk.net
Fri Apr 1 15:14:26 BST 2011


Hi Nick,

Certainly something worth baring in mind.  If I take a copy of the drivers 
from the backup folder on the netbook, presumably they should be able to be 
re-installed.

They are also available for download from the Dell site.

Cheers,

Tim.

Bangor, N. Ireland.


Skype:  tim-crawford

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Nick.Adamson at generaldynamics.uk.com>
To: <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Installing windows on a usb drive?


> Hi Tim.
>
> I don't have a direct answer to your question however I'd just give a
> warning.
> I've often found net books and laptops have unusual drivers for things
> like sound cards, video and mice which get installed when you install
> the manufacturers software. Going with a distribution of windows other
> than the one that came with the machine can take an age to set up
> because of these odd drivers.
>
>
> HTH.
> Nick.
>
>
> Nick Adamson
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk
> [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Tim Crawford
> (GI4OPH)
> Sent: 30 March 2011 15:17
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: [BCAB] Installing windows on a usb drive?
>
> Hi,
>
> I've recently baught a Dell inspiron netbook running windows 7 home
> premium 64bit, and was thinking of replacing the operating system with a
> clean install, minus all the pre-installed Dell software.
>
> I'd be greatful for some information on how to install windows via a USB
> drive.  Is there perhaps a step by step guide somewhere with
> instructions on how to carry this out?
>
> If anyone has done this, I'd be interested to know how easy, or
> otherwise it was to do.
>
> I should have sighted help available during the process.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Tim.
>
> Bangor, N. Ireland.
>
>
> Skype:  tim-crawford
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