Can you run applications off an external hard drive
That might depend on the game and the way they programmed it. Why not try it with the games you're interested in? I will. I've been having most of the extended packages of the Sims 2 for a while but had to stop playing because it was just too slow due to lack of harddrive space. Now I got a GB external hard drive so I wanted to test them out.
I wanted to be sure before I messed up the programs. Is there a need to load an OS as well? Would it work better to create a virtual machine on the external hard drive with a program such as Microsoft's Virtual PC and install and run your programs through the VM? Put all your programs that you can't fit on a virtual drive, no problem, then to take it a step further you can put the virtual machine on the external drive.
Unless you can access your virtual machine on any computer with internet. Yes you can put programs on External Hard Drives but you have to carefully put the program on there and some folders go certain places whether its a internal or external but this saves space.
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Could I put programs on external hard drives?
By the fire. Shorts and a t-shirt for a server room Back to Hardware Forum 7 total posts Page 1 of 1. Change your boot order in Bios. It is a long shot and unlikely to succeed as your windows will most likely not recognize the new laptop hardware. Your best bet is to contact the software vendors support site. What application is this?
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