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    OS on Exterbal USB HD

    Good afternoon

    Hopefully this is posted in the right forum.

    My Company has signalled its intent to change all of our work PCS to Vista Business and Office 2007 at the begining of April next year. I like many are loathe to change as our Company rarely provides any training resoures. At my age I need the insurance of beign able to perfom against the younger members of staff.

    With this in mind I have taken the plunge and bought a USB drive (250gb), Vista Business and Office 2007 but just cannot seem to be able to load them to the external drive. I searched this forum and found the Mojopac thread and thought this may be the route to go but even that will not unload onto my external device (Mojopac is not installed on this OS).

    Any pointers or software advice that can help me achieve this please.

    I don't want to load these programs on my laptops because from experience everything will change and I will not be able to do anything at all, going down this avenue I thought I could work and practise with the new programs on the external.

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    Steve
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    Re: OS on Exterbal USB HD

    I don't believe it is possible to boot to any Windows OS installed on a USB device.
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    Re: OS on Exterbal USB HD

    Hi Steve

    Sadly Mojopac will not work for your problem as it only works with XP in its present form.

    However, I suggest you use Virtual PC 2007 which is a small application that can be installed on your laptop. The VPC 2007 emulates the operating system ( you install as per your licence) and then you can install your Office products on this VPC. The VPC file comprises one large file that can be stored on your removable hard drive and accessed via your laptop.

    This is by far the cheapest ( <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>) option and quite practical for your requirements, you will need a reasonable amount of RAM in your laptop as the VPC installation requires an offset of memory to run the emulation and to run the host OS as well.
    Jerry

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    Re: OS on Exterbal USB HD

    Hi Jezza

    Thanks for the advice, I am having a bit of a problem because I have Vista Home on my machine and I think that this is intended for users of XP, I will try it on my work machine on Monday.

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    Re: OS on Exterbal USB HD

    Virtual PC can be used with XP or Vista as the host OS. See Virtual PC overview for more details.

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