[GTALUG] installing linux while retaining Windows 10

William Park opengeometry at yahoo.ca
Tue Jan 5 23:08:13 UTC 2016

On Tue, Jan 05, 2016 at 02:18:17PM -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 05, 2016 at 11:04:00AM -0500, Blaise Alleyne wrote:
> > Only if you need regular access to Windows. If it's infrequent (i.e. just not
> > brave enough to wipe it in case it might one day ever be needed), you could swap
> > drives in that rare case when it's needed for something.
> > 
> > Or, will Windows 10 boot from an external USB drive? Hardware would be the
> > same... I haven't used Windows since XP, so not sure if more recent control
> > measures would freak out over that... If that's an option, you could just put
> > the second drive in an external USB enclosure.
> No it won't.  At least not in general.  I suspect the
> enterprise/educational 'windows to go' version are the only ones that can.
> So since it is a faeture of some versions, it must be an artificial
> limitation Microsoft chose to implement.  Of course a USB booting install
> would need to have more generic drivers available than a fixed install,
> since you might be tempted to move it between computers.

Long ago, I was able to install Windows10Enterprise (90 days trial) to
USB stick via QEMU.  I had to use VM because Windows won't install to
USB disk.  So, install went ok.  And, it boots ok. 

The problem was I couldn't do Windows Update. :-)  As you know, Windows
Update has been moved from "Control Settings" to Windows 10 "Setting"

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