Installing Windows® 7 on Portable Hard Drive
What is portable hard drive? Give tips to install Windows 7 on a portable hard drive.
Portable hard drive is a device that is very portable and can be used as an external storage device. The specialty of the portable hard drive is that it is lightweight and easy to carry around. The portable hard drive can be connected to the computer making use of the USB drive. This device is immensely useful as it is an easy way for upgrading the hard disk space. The portable hard drive could be used for notebooks, where easy upgrade of the hard drive is not possible. All the contents of one computer to another could be transferred based on the storage capacity of the portable hard drive. You could install Windows 7 in your portable hard drive by downloading from official source or by installing the Operating System from another storage media.
The following might help you in installing Windows 7 in portable hard drive.
- Check for minimum system requirements
- Partition portable hard drive
- Update Windows 7
Check for minimum system requirements
You need to check for the minimum system requirements for installing Windows 7. Make sure that the portable hard drive has storage space required for installing Windows7. If there is any data in the portable hard drive, then you need to make sure that you take a backup of it. This is because during the installation there might be loss of data due to partitioning and formatting.
Partition portable hard drive
The portable hard drive needs to be partitioned. By partitioning, the data can be kept more safely. Data could be easily managed through disk partitioning. Partition needs to be done only if the storage space of the portable hard drive is sufficient. Otherwise, if there is only limited free space, and then you might use a single partition. You need to connect the portable hard drive by means of USB.
You need to update Windows 7 after installation. The Windows 7 update might require some disk space to be installed. You need to make sure that there is free space in the portable hard drive. If not, select the updates manually. You might download and install only critical updates. If there is any special driver software for the external hard drive, then you can also update it.
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