The boot laoder for the external drive will be referencing the external HDD, not an internal HDD. That will cause you problems.
Maybe a newbie question - but I couldn't find an answer with search. I am eager to get started on my carpc and would like to purchase a laptop harddrive, install it in a external usb case and load my OS and frontend using my desktop computer. Do you see any issues with loading the OS and frontend this way? Thanks -
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I dont believe it will be a big problem as long as your motherboard can boot from USB. External laptop hard drives show up as fixed discs. I bet it'll be a bit slow, though
You'll probably have to install windows using the hard drive as an internal hard drive, and move it to the external enclosure. Thats just a guess of mine, though