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WD My Passport can you boot Windows from it?

3 minutes ago, Communist_Empire said:

I use WD My Passport for backups. But I'm just wondering, if it's bootable in the BIOS. I've researched it and apparently they're not!  

I believe it is like any other usb drive which you can make bootable it’s just not like that by default.

 

If you need to recover data from the backup, I believe you install Windows normally and then transfer the data after.

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If you set it up as a bootable drive, yes you can. 

6 minutes ago, Communist_Empire said:

If not what can I do to get around this?

What are you trying to do?


I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

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I use WD My Passport for backups. But I'm just wondering, if it's bootable in the BIOS. I've researched it and apparently they're not!  

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3 minutes ago, Communist_Empire said:

I use WD My Passport for backups. But I'm just wondering, if it's bootable in the BIOS. I've researched it and apparently they're not!  

I believe it is like any other usb drive which you can make bootable it’s just not like that by default.

 

If you need to recover data from the backup, I believe you install Windows normally and then transfer the data after.


I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

Quote or tag me so I can see your response

 

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