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Old 04-17-2015, 09:37 PM
buggman buggman is offline
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Default Can you install windows on a usb sd card?

I recently upgraded to a ssd as the primary drive in one pc & it made a huge improvement & got me thinking... why couldn't I get a 64gb sdhc card & a usb adapter, install windows xp on it & boot from the usb (doing this in another pc)... not sure how well the read/write speeds would be on the sd card but it couldn't be much slower than an old hard drive could it?
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:49 PM
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I recently upgraded to a ssd as the primary drive in one pc & it made a huge improvement & got me thinking... why couldn't I get a 64gb sdhc card & a usb adapter, install windows xp on it & boot from the usb (doing this in another pc)... not sure how well the read/write speeds would be on the sd card but it couldn't be much slower than an old hard drive could it?
it can be done, I had it before when I used it to wipe hard drives that were infected, not the fastest way to do it iifc but it gets the job done, I don't know about adding software tho I kept it as basic as possible

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Just have to be able to get your flash drive formatted in ntfs
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Old 04-18-2015, 06:29 AM
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Default Re: Can you install windows on a usb sd card?

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it can be done, I had it before when I used it to wipe hard drives that were infected, not the fastest way to do it iifc but it gets the job done, I don't know about adding software tho I kept it as basic as possible

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Just have to be able to get your flash drive formatted in ntfs
This. An SD card would basically be just like any other external drive (EG: USB drives).

The SD card would likely be faster than a spinning hard drive, but nowhere near the speeds of an SSD drive.
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