How do you install a 80GB USB external hard drive on a Compaq laptop?
Assuming your Compaq laptop has a USB port or two, just plug in the new drive with the USB cable. It will show up as another drive, using the first available drive letter, in Windows Explorer (or equivalent).
get a external CD drive best buy
you have to buy a external usb DVD drive for about £50 but there are some cheaper you can get these from PC world ,argos and places like that.
i always remove the external hard drive before shutting down my laptop
best thing is to dont install antivirus on external hard
The Eee laptop lacks a CD / DVD rive. To install Windows on it, one needs to either plug an external drive into the USB port, or create an image of a hard drive with Windows already installed and use a cloning tool on a bootable USB drive to copy the image bit for bit to the Eee's hard drive.
you can use it in an external enclosure that connects to the laptop using either USB, firewire, etc. However, you will never have enough room to install a genuine hard disk inside a decent laptop case.
If you don't have enough room inside your laptop you'll need to find an external drive that will work with it. Check the back and sides of your laptop. Many have a bus connector that will allow you to plug in an external drive or other bus device.
That depends on the capacity of your laptop, but in general, yes.
you have to buy an external drive to attach to your PC in order to install the game.
You can't; there's nothing to install it to.
You could install it on an external drive without shutting down. You would download the live CD ISO and install is in a virtual machine (VirtualBox), add the external drive in the USB menu, and install as usual.
You would have to get a CD drive which fits in your laptop or get an external USB one which you can connect to it
no you cant. the drive bays in a tower are to big.
Install all your programs on it and install your OS on it (OS = operating system) I for one wouldn't recommend installing an OS on an external hard drive though.
You can either use Bluetooth for transfers or simply transfer all the data and the software on an external hard drive and then connect it to the other laptop and transfer it again from the hard drive to the laptop.
A computer external hard drive is a storage device that is connected externally to a computer. It is possible to learn how to install a computer external hard drive though websites such as eHow, or by attending an appropriate college course.
Yes, you can install games on an external hard drive as long as the machine which it is connected to has all of the requirements needed to install/play.
When selecting the drive you wish to install the OS on, simply select the external HDD.
Yes it is possible... If the laptop has a usb drive you could copy all of the files on to a usb and then run it of of that. or If the computer has a external disk/cd drive (it probably does) then you could attach a external disk drive and play it from there.
How can I reinstall Vista on one laptop FROM another laptop. The laptop DVD drive doesn't work. I have tried everything!?
There are a couple of things you can do. First, you can use an external DVD drive that is attached to the laptop by USB. These are typically around $30-40 and are quite useful. The cable that comes with most has three heads on it: one to be attached to the DVD drive itself and two that are attached to the laptop. The reason for the two heads is the amount of power that the… Read More
You cannot do that. You can install the program itself on an external drive by it should be connected all the time if you want to use virus guard. If you have a virus guard which you trust on your PC you don't need to have it all your external drives. When you have connected an external drive run full scan on it.
to install the game, you would need to buy an external disk drive so you can run it.
Through USB connect them.
yes you can install Xp by external Disk Drive in your Netbook
There are multiple methods to installing an Operating System on an external hard drive, but this is by far the easiest: 1. Install the Operating System on your desktop or laptop computer using your bootable medium, such as CD/DVD or USB device. 2. Once the Operating System is completely installed, boot into it, and access the partition where you installed it. 3. Drag and drop all of the files in the system partition onto your… Read More
The easiest way to transfer pictures from your desktop computer to a laptop is to buy a USB "Thumb Drive". A large size costs between $10 to $20 USD. Or for about $120 USD, you can buy an External Desktop Drive. Copy or Move the pictures to the Thumb Drive or External Drive. Close the drive properly (click on the drive icon in the tool tray). Next, insert the USB connection into the laptop. Copy… Read More
Remove hard drive and place it in an external caddy.
The Compaq Presario is the cheapest HP Laptop computer and it sells for $349 after savings and rebaits. Its features inlcude 2MB Hard Drive, and it is EneryStar compliant.
To make your flash drive boot windows XP simply install windows to your flash drive to do this insert flash drive into USB port on PC or laptop. Insert windows operating disc and install to said drive for where you inserted the flash drive. Once the install is complete remove the flash drive and turn off PC or laptop insert flash drive and boot PC or laptop and go to your Bios and change the… Read More
Drag from your pictures folder and drop onto the external drive. If you formatted the external drive on Windows you probably won't be able to do this because Windows uses a different file system than Mac OS X.
You would have to use an external cloning machine.
No because most external ones need software and you cant store the soft ware on the external one This is inaccurate. An external (USB) hard drive can replace an internal drive providing that the operating system is located on the external drive AND the BIOS boot sequence is set to allow booting from a USB device as the first boot device.
yes as long as its compatible with your proccesor and fits you need to check your dimesions. but i'd just recommend an external hardrive preferable a Western Digital WD Passport WDXMS1200 External Hard Drive
You'd do it the same way you would install windows on an internal hard drive. Nothing really changes.
Buy an optical external disk drive.
Is it better to install more memory or buy an extra external hard drive if the c drive is nearly full?
personally i'd say buy an external hard drive, as it will be much easier
Yes! Well No, Well Sorta! Direct connection = No However, if you have an external hard-drive on your wifi network, or if you want to use the hard-drive on your laptop then YES! FileShare™ will do this for you.
if your laptop does not have anyplace to put the CD, then you have to buy an external drive for it. so basically an attachable disk drive in order to play the game.
wireless devices drivers can be install through Cd
There's no way you can install the CD / DVD drive from a Dell laptop in an iBook. The hard drive should be possible, as long as they are both IDE drives.
Yes you can use an external hard drive on a laptop. The only issue i can see arising is if you have an external hard drive which draws power from the USB system. Many of the smaller external hard drives either draw power solely from the USB connection, or can use an AC adapter plugged into a wall socket. When using external drives with your laptop, you should always use the AC adapter. Laptop power… Read More
Yes. You will need an external drive case for this. Basically its a small metal box (but make sure to get a 5.25" version for your drive) with an IDE interface for the drive and a USB interface for your laptop. Thereby converting your internal IDE CDRW into an external USB CDRW. They can also be used for hard disks.
Is it possible to install an operating system on external storage device without installing internal hard drive?
if it is an external SATA drive then yes, otherwise it is not suggested and rarely works.
No. The Eee PC contains no optical drive at all. However, the laptop does come with software to play DVDs if you connect an external drive via USB.
After installing new hard drive on a compaq laptop it refuse to read the new one and keep asking to instore the hard drive what to do?
your hard drive is most likely not formatted. read owners manual on how to format the hard drive. you will lose eerything on the hard drive when you format it.
You can an external USB drive or replace your old hard drive with a bigger new one.
you have to install win xp via a usb or by using an external CD drive.
Some motherboards support boot from external USB drive amd/or eSATA. You need to check BIOS settings (the external drive should connected) to make sure that your computer is capable to do so. It the motherboard is capable then you can install operating system on the external drive (if it's an usb drive be ready for low performance).
It installs to C:\ because that is the drive you told it to install to. If you want to install it to another drive, simply choose a different drive letter during installation. Note that if you choose an external drive, the game will likely not work on another computer if you move the disk.
Ive bought a new Asus Eee laptop it doesn't use windows.To download windows you need to use a CD but there is no slot to put a CD and I don't want to buy an external hard drive what should I do?
You could get an external CD Drive Or i could send you the entire disc of windows xp then just download it and then install it Just reply to email@example.com