[SOLVED] Using an internal SSD as external boot drive

Dec 18, 2021
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Hello, I have a question. So I want to borrow my friend's laptop for a presentation, however the programs I need are in my internal SSD that I usually use in my PC. The plan is to install that SSD to an external closure then have my friend's laptop to boot from it. Is it possible and if it is, do I have anything to worry about?
 
Is it possible and if it is, do I have anything to worry about?
Booting from internal drive connected externally - this is not going to work for sure.

You may try connecting the drive internally to the laptop.
Even then you'll get several problems:
boot mode compatibility - system doesn't boot,​
driver incompatibilities - bsods, crashes, bad performance,​
windows activation issues.​
 
Hello, I have a question. So I want to borrow my friend's laptop for a presentation, however the programs I need are in my internal SSD that I usually use in my PC. The plan is to install that SSD to an external closure then have my friend's laptop to boot from it. Is it possible and if it is, do I have anything to worry about?
Windows ?They can't boot as čive as an external drive. For that you need to install them as "Windows to go" which also means programs have to be installed on it too.
You can try another thing though, connect that drive as external and depending on a program it may run from it.
 
Is it possible and if it is, do I have anything to worry about?
Booting from internal drive connected externally - this is not going to work for sure.

You may try connecting the drive internally to the laptop.
Even then you'll get several problems:
boot mode compatibility - system doesn't boot,​
driver incompatibilities - bsods, crashes, bad performance,​
windows activation issues.​
 
Dec 18, 2021
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Windows ?They can't boot as čive as an external drive. For that you need to install them as "Windows to go" which also means programs have to be installed on it too.
You can try another thing though, connect that drive as external and depending on a program it may run from it.
Well I guess I'll try to just run programs from it then. It's just a game btw that I need to run
 
Dec 18, 2021
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Booting from internal drive connected externally - this is not going to work for sure.

You may try connecting the drive internally to the laptop.
Even then you'll get several problems:
boot mode compatibility - system doesn't boot,​
driver incompatibilities - bsods, crashes, bad performance,​
windows activation issues.​
So the safest way is just to use it as external drive?
 
Dec 18, 2021
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That is not going to work.

What 'game' is it?
Something from Steam, you might be able to finagle it into working.

But if this is/was the OS drive in your laptop, you WILL run into permissions issues.
PC Building Simulator. Yeah that's the problem, it's the OS drive in my PC
 

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