If using a usb to Sata cord ?

If using a usb to Sata cord Is it possible to boot from that hard drive it’s connected to

5 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

       Hi. Yes, it's possible to set that device as the boot drive to be checked first for a valid OS.

       No it's not possible to install a drive from another computer & expect it to boot into the Windows from the other system.

       Windows will not install as a runnable OS from an external harddrive, but some linux versions can & are designed to be used that way.

       You would also face the problems of the hardware drivers from each system not being the same.


  • 4 weeks ago

    it is if your computer supports booting from USB.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Only if the main SSD or HDD, isn't set to boot first, then you can usually boot from

    it. if you set it first, to boot. Then only, if the BIOS allows it.

  • 4 weeks ago

    should be possible, yes. see the owner's manual or the mobo manual

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  • David
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    It should be if you select the correct boot options in the BIOS. It also depends on what software you have on the external drive you are are trying to boot. Some operating systems including windows prevent booting from an external hard drive without specific hacks

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