Windows 10: Can Windows 10 be installed on eSATA spinner HD? Solved

  1.    27 Feb 2015 #1

    Can Windows 10 be installed on eSATA spinner HD?


    I'm in the process of downloading Win 10 latest ISO. Can it be installed on an eSATA spinner HD as standalone, or must it be installed over existing OS such as Vista, 7 or 8?
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    Windows 10 Build 14267
       27 Feb 2015 #2

    I think yes, you can install Windows 10 on eSATA external drive. Just plugin the drive to your computer, go to BIOS and make sure that eSATA drive is set as the default device to boot. You may be asked for drivers during install, so make sure you have them.

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  3.    27 Feb 2015 #3

    #Vladimir Thanks for the input. Have since installed successfully on eSATA, and set BIOS first boot to this drive.

    Couldn't find my 2nd storage SSD HD in Computer. Went to Disk Management, and it didn't have a drive letter assigned to it. Gave it a drive letter and now all good. Can access various drivers, programs, personal data, etc.

    Cheers M
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    Windows 10 Build 14267
       27 Feb 2015 #4

    Mustang said: View Post
    #Vladimir Thanks for the input. Have since installed successfully on eSATA, and set BIOS first boot to this drive.

    Couldn't find my 2nd storage SSD HD in Computer. Went to Disk Management, and it didn't have a drive letter assigned to it. Gave it a drive letter and now all good. Can access various drivers, programs, personal data, etc.

    Cheers M
    I'm glad to know everything went fine for you !

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