Windows 10: Can you start a PC from a Windows 10 USB hard drive as in Macs?

Discus and support Can you start a PC from a Windows 10 USB hard drive as in Macs? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Can you start a PC or laptop from a Windows 10 USB hard drive as in Macs? I know how how to start a mac off an external hard drive with a bootable... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by rodion15, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. rodion15 Win User

    Can you start a PC from a Windows 10 USB hard drive as in Macs?


    Can you start a PC or laptop from a Windows 10 USB hard drive as in Macs?

    I know how how to start a mac off an external hard drive with a bootable OS X volume. I wonder if you can do the same with PCs and Windows 10.

    :)
     
    rodion15, Sep 2, 2016
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  2. Can a USB flash drive be formatted as a hard drive disk so its contents will be backed up with windows back up?

    Thank you for responding. I am not using the flash drive for backup. I am using Windows 10 backup and want to include the files I have on my micro USB drive. I set up my libraries to save pictures and documents to save them to my USB flash drive which
    windows named D: USB drive. I back up to a portable USB hard drive. I set up backup to include the D: drive but when backup completes it says it did not back up D: because it is an invalid drive. Thank you.
     
    roadside9105, Sep 2, 2016
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  3. Can a USB flash drive be formatted as a hard drive disk so its contents will be backed up with windows back up?

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand the inconvenience caused. I will be glad to assist you with this.

    To better assist you, please answer the following questions:

    1. How exactly are you trying to backup the files?

    2. Are you trying to use the USB flash drive as the backup location?

    If so, please be informed that you do have the option to choose the USB flash drive as the backup folder or location. Also you will have to format the flash drive in NTFS format for Windows to be able to use the flash drive as a back up drive.

    For more information on Backing up files, I would suggest you to refer the help article below and check if it helps.

    Back up and restore your files

    Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to help.
     
    Wungraileng Vashi, Sep 2, 2016
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  4. Steve C Win User

    Can you start a PC from a Windows 10 USB hard drive as in Macs?

    Steve C, Sep 2, 2016
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Can you start a PC from a Windows 10 USB hard drive as in Macs?

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