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So I've got this Eee PC, which runs Linux quite well but is a little low on space. I wanted to have a Linux install for general work and a Windows install for light gaming, and I found a small 80GB hard drive (got it for free from my friend's broken iPod) to use for the purpose. The initial plan was to fit it inside the Eee, soldering a 40-pin connector to a space on the motherboard for this purpose.
That went poorly, to say the least.
Plan B is to use the drive in an external USB enclosure. The only real question now is how do I install Windows to this drive in such a way that it boots and runs properly? Anyone have any tips? I've looked at BartPE, but that looks more recovery-oriented and I just want a regular Windows install that I can run some games on.
I'd prefer to do this with Windows XP but I understand that XP has some major problems booting from USB. If doing this with Vista is much easier I'll go with that instead; the Eee should run it okay if I cut down some of the extra crap that's turned on by default.