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Install Windows 2000 To usb drive?

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Hello, it's possible install Windows 2000 to a usb drive?

how to do this?

thanks in advance

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Yes, it is. Look at this and welcome to MSFN

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Yes, it is. Look at this and welcome to MSFN

This installs windows FROM usb... I search a windows 2000 that installs TO usb drive (hdd external, pen drive, ecc)

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Microsoft doesn't want you to install Windows on a removable device, so there is no official method.

I know no answer for the unofficial ones; most attempts were made for Xp rather.

If this exists for W2k, the present forum is an excellent place to hear of it.

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Microsoft doesn't want you to install Windows on a removable device, so there is no official method.

True. :)

I know no answer for the unofficial ones; most attempts were made for Xp rather.

True (in your known words). ;)

If this exists for W2k, the present forum is an excellent place to hear of it.

False (partially). :w00t:

The "right" place is the 911CD Forum where the method was originally developed :whistle: .

Here:

http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=14181&hl=

http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=21309&hl=

"Automated" method:

http://www.usboot.org/tiki-index.php

jaclaz

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The Bart geeks said it can't be done. I can't remember the reason, MS discourage easy cloning of their OS.

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The Bart geeks said it can't be done. I can't remember the reason, MS discourage easy cloning of their OS.

:w00t:

If you read the post just above yours, it means that:

  1. it CAN be done :thumbup
  2. links to HOW to do it are given ;)

Please name the "Bart geeks" that said it can't be done, I doubt that ANY person rightfully defined as "Bart geek" can have missed the original thread on 911CD:

http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=14181&hl=

jaclaz

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What the "Bart geeks" say is that ye can not build a WinPE environment out of Windows 2000 or anything before XP sp1. This is not a regular install of Windows: the registry is not saved after a session. There's many issues involved in loading Windows in MiniNT form, that is not in the regular form.

Installing a usable Windows 2000 session on a diskette, is a different story. There are of course, technical issues, including telling Windows to look into disk 0 for boot. There are also other issues in that USB pen drives are not exactly suited to the abuse that registry does to hard disks. Most hard disk failures i have seen have been at the point where the registry gets written.

Still, i should not imagine that it would be an insurmountable problem: even if the disk is swapped from a computer to a USB case.

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