Can I run a second operating system on an external hard drive?

Answer YES. Look into Linux. I have Puppy Linux running on a thumb drive. I can plug it into any PC and start it, and have all my programs and data right there.With an external HD, you could get the bigge... Read More »

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How to Erase a Hard Drive & Not the Operating System?

Erasing a hard drive while keeping the operating system may be necessary if you are transferring ownership of your computer or if you are just looking to cleanup your system. In a default setup in ... Read More »

Can you run your operating system from a portable hard drive?

An operating system will run on a portable hard drive. However, if you have an internal hard drive as well, you will have to configure the BIOS, or Basic Input/Output Setup, to designate the portab... Read More »

How to Upgrade Your Hard Drive and Operating System in Vista?

I'm not going to be ridiculously specific. If you are willing do this yourself you NEED to have a basic knowledge of how hard drives work.

Will upgrading my operating system wipe my hard drive?

On One Hand: All Data Can be WipedA complete upgrade of your operating system can wipe everything from the partition that contains the operating system. If you only have one partition, the upgrade ... Read More »