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    Hello,

    I would like to know how to install windows XP on to an external HDD i have bootcamp running on my mac mini so i would like to do it from that or Virtual PC maybe?
    Anyways i would just like to know how i can do this becuase the XP Install fails all the time on the laptop that i recently got and i want to install XP on another machine and then just plot the HDD in and hope for the best.
    If you know ANYTHING please message!
    Thankyou
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(applecollector &#064; Jul 28 2006, 04&#58;35 PM) [snapback]199217[/snapback]</div>
    Hello,

    I would like to know how to install windows XP on to an external HDD i have bootcamp running on my mac mini so i would like to do it from that or Virtual PC maybe?
    Anyways i would just like to know how i can do this becuase the XP Install fails all the time on the laptop that i recently got and i want to install XP on another machine and then just plot the HDD in and hope for the best.
    If you know ANYTHING please message&#33;
    Thankyou
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    You cant - xp starts and stops the usb drives during boot up, so it would effectivly kill itself. There are some hacks around but they are quite complex and I have not heard of anyone having real success

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    S*IT i was really hopeing i could get this machine up and running.
    I keep getting these werid errors and i&#39;ve tried so many install disks.
    dang :-(
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    It&#39;s definitely possible:
    http://forum.onmac.net/showthread.php?t=1015

    You will need to reserve a small amount of space as the XP boot partition - XP actually installs to the external USB disk, but needs a small data partition to get it through bootup. You can use this internal partition as a data sharing drive too if you wish.

    First of all, you need to get the standard install process working first.
    What errors are you getting?

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    Thanks for that URL.
    To get this working it&#39;s gonna take me ages&#33;
    I keep getting these files error while doing the install example
    I could be doing the XP Install then like 5 mins to the install i get this thing that comes up and says "this file cannot be installed press esc to skip file note this may prevent windows from booting" if i keep pressing escape i eventually get a blue screen.
    and thats as far as i can get.
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    The "this file can not be copied" error can be a number of things but the ones I have encountered the most are corrupt install media and crappy memory thats causing them to be corrupted during the copy/decompress.
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    I have 256Mb Ram inside
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