Easy BCD boot assistance

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    Win 7 Ultimate - The best OS MS ever made.

    Easy BCD boot assistance

    HP G6 i3 usb2.0 laptop. Came with Win 7 Home on a 5400rpm HD. Got USB 3.0 10 port powered hub.
    Installed new Samsung SSD with Win 10 on 1st of three partitions. Win 8.1 and Linux on other partitions. Works Fine.
    Need to boot to external 5400rpm HD via USB to run work related proprietary Programs I can't. transfer.
    Got boot menu to boot into Win 7 but it crashes as soon as the Windows logo appears. I do not even see a login screen.
    I have multi booted for years on many a system but always internal only. This is my first attempt to boot to an external USB HD.
    I'm out of ideas. Need help please.
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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu

    You won't be able to boot a originally internal HDD with Win 7 using a USB caddy.
    See this thread on Win 7 forums Loading w7 on to a USB - Windows 7 Help Forums
    You can replace the ODD (CD-DVD) with a HDD caddy and dual boot (Win 10 SSD or Win 7 HDD).
    You can a also clone the HDD to a SSD partition and then dual boot.
    Last edited by Megahertz; 06 Jul 2020 at 18:17.
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