Windows

Install Windows on External HDD:

External HDD doesn’t come with Primary Partition. They have logical Partitions. Grub looks for a primary partition to load the OS. Windows Installation doesn’t take the responsibility of creating a primary partition unlike other Linux OS installations. To create a primary partition on an External HDD follow below steps:

Go to an existing Windows installation and run the DiskPart utility. Assume that external HDD is “X”.

C:\Windows\system32\Diskpart
DiskPart > LIST DISK
SELECT DISK X
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION X
ACTIVE
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
ASSIGN
EXIT

Put Windows Installation disk on the DVD Drive
CD DVD Drive/boot
bootsect.exe/nt60 X:
EXIT

Copy all the files from the DVD to drive X.

Now, Reboot your computer with only drive X attached and perform the installation.

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