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I was wondering if I would install a operating system on a external HDD becuase when I installed my windows vista business it showed my external drive so im guessing i can but i wanna make sure cause I have a IDE HDD that I wanna get a external case to make external and itd be nice to give it a OS?????
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WD 160GB x 2 + Samsung 500GB Lite On SATA DVD Burner Windows XP Professional Dual Dell 20" Widescreen 
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Well, I have a 1gig flash drive and on it I keep puppy linux so i can boot into my HD-less laptop. My Dell 8600 bios allows for me to boot from a USB connection so I suppose that might be an option for you. What kind of enclosures are you looking at?

EDIT: I assume you're looking for 3.5" enclosures. Look on newegg for ideas.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6600 @ 3.2 GA-P35-DS3L Sapphire X1950XT 2gb(2x1) G-Skill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80gbs IDE + 400 Sata NEC Optiarc 16x DVD Win XP/Ubuntu Compaq mv940 
PowerCase
FSP FX600-GLN Centurion 5 CAC-T05 
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