Install Windows 1. From External Hard Drive. We have already shown a number of ways to install and test Windows 8. Windows 1. 0 on your PC, including how to install Windows 1. USB drive, how to clean install Windows 1. ISO, create UEFI bootable USB of Windows 1. As many of readers asking to write the best possible to install Windows 8. Windows 1. 0 from an external hard drive, we have come up with this simple guide to show how to install Windows 1. Windows Live Xp. We recommend a backup of critical data on the external hard drive as the method requires you format the external drive. NOTE In this guide, we have used a PC running Windows 7 to prepare the bootable external hard drive. The procedure is pretty much same on Windows 1. Procedure Step 1 Connect your external USB hard drive that you want to use as installation media to the PC and backup the data to a safe location as the drive will be erased in the later steps. Step 2 Open Computer, right click on the external hard drive icon, and then select Format option to open Format dialog box. Select File System as NTFS, select Quick Format option and click Start button to do a quick format of the drive. Click Yes for the confirmation prompt. Once the format is done, you will see Format Complete message. Click Ok button. Step 3 We assume that you have a Windows 1. ISO file. You need to extract the ISO file contents to the root of your external drive. To do this, you need 7 Zip free, Win. Boot multiple Windows Install ISOs from a USB drive. I recently upgraded my ThinkPad T400 Windows 7 Pro 64 from a 320GB 7200RPM drive to a 500GB 7200RPM drive. Swann Security Dvr Software. It was a simple process using Acronis Cloning Hard. Zip, or Win. RAR software. If you have any of the above mentioned zip utility on your PC, right click on the Windows 1. ISO file and select Extract files option to extract the ISO file contents to the external hard drive. NOTE If you are using 7 Zip software to extract the ISO file, right click on the ISO 7 Zip Extract Files option. Make sure that you are extracting the files to the root the external hard drive. And if you have Windows 8. DVD, simply copy all files and folders of the DVD to the root of the external hard drive. Step 4 Now open Command Prompt with admin privileges. To open the Command Prompt with administrator rights you can follow any of these steps A. Type CMD in Start menu search box and hit Ctrl Shift Enter keys simultaneously. Non Verbal Advantage Pdf on this page. ORB. Go to Start All Programs Accessories. Right click on Command Prompt entry and select Run as administrator option. Step 5 In the Command Prompt, type in the following commands and hit Enter key after typing each command. Step 6 Exit the Command Prompt, reboot your PC and then follow the on screen instructions to install your Windows 1. Windows 8. 1 from the external hard drive.