Installing software on external HDD on Windows 8. It's possible?

MorgothPl

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I know, it's a very noob question. But I'm totally green with mobile parts. I plan to swap my ipad for Acer Switch 10, and I've a question, regarding mobile disk. this hybrid has only 32 gigs of space, so can I buy a lets say 2TB externalHDD, install programs on it - like games and such, or will it cause issues with registry and general trouble with Windows 8?
 

devil22

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Depends on the app/game. Some rare things will only install to C:, but most things should work as long as the drive letter stays the same. You can also use symlinks which may help in some cases.
 

MrCrispy

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One trick is to map the external drive to the same drive letter each time. To do this open Disk management and assign it a letter, then Windows will remember it for this drive.
 

Tsumi

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It should be fine as long as when you plug it in, it remains the same drive letter.
 
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