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How do I make the windows USB Tool recognize my External Harddrive?

#1JJH777Posted 11/15/2013 6:30:56 PM
I am trying to install windows using my external harddrive but the windows usb tool does not recognize it. Is there any way I can use my external harddrive to install it? All my USB flash drives are 2GB so this is the only way I can.
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#2DragnfyrPosted 11/15/2013 7:27:54 PM
If the tool doesn't recognize your external HDD then it isn't bootable. External HDDs usually aren't bootable.
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#3PraetorXynPosted 11/15/2013 7:27:56 PM
Not sure about installing it with a USB hard drive, but I've never had any luck with the official Windows tool for doing that anyway.

I use Rufus:

It's extremely fast, and it supports GPT partitioning for a UEFI PC.
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